1984 - Helen Turley started her career
American wine consultant and trailblazing winemaker Helen Turley. She is renowned for popularizing a number of cult Californian wines and for being the proprietor of the 20-acre (8.1 hectare) Marcassin Vineyard boutique vineyard. She has won numerous prominent American wine accolades, including the Food & Wine Achievement Winemaker of the Year and Wine Spectator’s Distinguished Service Award. Numerous California wine consultants, including Mark Aubert, Jesse Hall, Philippe Melka, and Heidi Barrett, have received guidance from Turley. She served as the winemaker for Turley Wine Cellars until 1995, in addition to advising for wineries like Pahlmeyer, Bryant Family Vineyard, Colgin, Martinelli, and Blankiet.