A visit to Signorello Estate

Signorello Estate on Napa’s Silverado Trail has earned an excellent reputation for superb wines over the past 25 years, and now the jewel in its crown is its ‘Enoteca’, a 4-course lunch paired with estate wines. It may be one of rare plated lunch experiences you can have at a Napa winery but be prepared […]

A visit to Judd’s Hill Winery, Napa Valley

I’ve never really thought deeply about percentages but I can tell you they take on a whole new meaning when you have the chance to blend your own wine.  Being a fan of Bordeaux wines, an opportunity to make my own blend was right up my alley.  Last week I visited Judd’s Hill Winery to […]

A visit to Darioush, Napa Valley

One of the starring attractions on Napa’s Silverado Trail, is Darioush. I knew I was in for something different as I pulled into the mandatory valet parking area in front of the massive fire torch in the driveway. Valet parking, I learned is a way they can ensure the tasting room doesn’t get overcrowded, which […]

A visit to Palmaz Vineyards, Napa Valley

As I drove up to Palmaz Vineyards, I was pretty excited. The winery is located in Mt. George, east of the city of Napa, just north of American Canyon. That’s right, in Mt. George. After a brief, “Yes, Ms. Joyce. Welcome to Palmaz” at the security gate, I drove up the steep incline with vines on either […]