Winery of the Week

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A visit to HALL St. Helena

One winery I can’t stop talking about is HALL St. Helena. Unveiled late last year, the “reimagined” winery and Visitor’s Center combines both the old and the new; a sophisticated tasting room, a historic Napa Valley building dating back to 1885, a modern art collection both inside and out, and, of course exquisite wines. The first thing you’ll notice about HALL is its huge sparkling new rabbit … [Read More...]

Napa Valley Reviews

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A visit to Elizabeth Spencer

If I have a “house palate” for any winery, it is Elizabeth Spencer in Rutherford.  Seriously, from the Cabernets, to the Grenache and Pinot … Read More...

Domaine Carneros, Napa Valley

A visit to Domaine Carneros

Probably one of Napa’s grandest and most regal wineries is Domaine Carneros.  Perched on a hilltop overlooking Carneros and Highway 121, … Read More...

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A visit to Cliff Lede Vineyards, Napa Valley

Beyond the tasting room and sculpture garden, what I found really unique and interesting at Cliff Lede was the rock and roll theme that … Read More...

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Sonoma County Reviews

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A visit to St. Francis Winery, Sonoma

It’s not every day you can sit down to an elaborate seated 6-course wine & food pairing at a winery. But at St. Francis this is one of … Read More...

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A visit to DaVero Farms & Winery

I bumped in to the owner, Ridgely Evers as soon as I arrived at DaVero.  The self-confessed “recovering CEO” was hanging off scaffolding and … Read More...

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A visit to Ravenswood Winery

Tucked into foothills of Mayacamas Mountains, on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma, Ravenswood is an understated winery (compared to a few … Read More...

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