While countless young tastemakers strive for the slam dunk, here are the 40 that caught our eye in 2015. Click through to view the whole slideshow, or get to know them by reading the list below.
—The Editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Andrew Jones, 35
Owner/winemaker, Field Recordings Wine, Paso Robles, California
While playing football at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Jones worked for a vineyard nursery, opening his eyes to the various varieties and values of the Central Coast. He started Field Recordings as the first tenant in what is now Paso Robles’s urban winemaking hub. It’s aligned with other creative, millennial-focused brands under the Plough Wine Group, and this year, he became the first California winemaker to put his still red wine in cans.