Heidi H. Cusick-Dickerson has written about food and wine in Northern California for more than two decades. She has written several books, as well as articles for such publications as Wine Enthusiast and the San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in Mendocino
Richard Gillette's photography has appeared in Wine Spectator, Travel & Leisure, and Food & Wine magazines, among others. He lives in Marin County, California.
Rodney Strong first made a name for himself in Sonoma County's wine industry in the 1960s and '70s. Now retired, his legacy continues in his namesake winery. He lives in Alexander Valley.
John Ash is an internationally recognized chef, educator, and author. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.