Moon Mountain, CA
Sixteen 600 is a vineyard focused winery that was founded in 2007 by Phil Coturri, along with his wife Arden Kremer and sons, Max and Sam. They produce small batch, single vineyard wines, exclusively from certified organic vineyards that are farmed by Phil and his vineyard management company: Enterprise Vineyards. They produce wines that they love to drink and collect; Grenache, Rhône varietals, field blends, as well as Cabernet and Zinfandel to honor our Sonoma heritage. Their success is built by the dedicated work of their amazing team, particularly the vineyard team, winery team, and amazing souls who work with Sam in the office and tasting house.
Family legend holds that at the age of three, Sam went around a party his parents were having with a tray full of Dixie cups proudly serving “ ‘turri Wine” to the guests. Sam was the fourth generation in his family to be born in San Francisco, but he was raised in what we now call the Moon Mountain District, first at the top of Lovall Valley Road and from the age of six on, at 16600. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, where he studied Journalism and Political Science before working on statewide elections and in marketing and public affairs.
He returned to the California for the burgeoning cannabis industry in 2010. In the Spring 2011, he joined the family business to build Sixteen 600, launching the first vintage to feature Stanley Mouse label art that year. In doing so he discovered his place in continuing a multi-generational winegrowing community and realized that no matter what his job was, this was really what he was doing the whole time. When not waxing poetic on The Wine Makers podcast to avoid real work, you can find Sam putzing around the garden with his wife Alice and daughter Althea.
family is why