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 Beaulieu Vineyards

You may well recognize Beaulieu Vineyards, or BV.  With a wide distribution, well-known brand name, and prominent position on Napa Valley’s … Read More...

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A visit to Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley

Best known for winning the Paris Tasting in 1976, and later for playing a starring role in the movie, “Bottle Shock”, Chateau Montelena is a … Read More...

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A visit to Spring Mountain Vineyard

Sweeping mountain top vineyards, impressive caves, exotic gardens, a historic mansion, and superb wines; after my visit to Spring Mountain … Read More...

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Sonoma County Reviews

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A visit to Kunde Family Estate, Sonoma

  It didn’t surprise me that Kunde’s main tasting room bar was crowded when I arrived. Located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley on Sonoma … Read More...

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A visit to Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery

I couldn’t help being wowed as soon as I arrived at Ferrari-Carano. What greeted me was a glamorous Italian mansion surrounded by festive … Read More...

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A visit to J Vineyards & Winery, Sonoma

I received a warm welcome at J Vineyards. Michael, one of J’s wine educators couldn’t have been more accommodating and it turned out to be … Read More...

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