After moving to Saint Helena in 1977, owner and winemaker Craig Handly began working as a label designer with Colonna-Farrell, a notorious design studio with a history that is closely tied to the success of Napa Valley’s wine industry. It was at Colonna-Farrell that he worked with another young designer, Susan Carpenter, who in time would become his wife. Before finding himself involved in the production of wine, Craig began a design and photography firm, Handly/Hansen, which produced materials for wineries including Beringer, Kendall-Jackson, Robert Craig, Karl-Lawrence, and Elyse. Later, Susan and Craig began their own stationary company, Langhorne Press, which sourced stationary to companies including Disney while selling smaller-scale productions across the nation. At the turn of the century, with the tangibility of stationery giving way to the convenience provided by email communication, Craig made his foray into wine production by starting yet another company, Terroir Napa Valley. With a focus on the staple crop of Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Terroir Napa Valley has focused largely on producing single-vineyard wines that exhibit the qualities of each vineyard site, a concept referred to as Terroir in French.