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 busy supervising the construction of the new winery, but eager to show me around.  Ridgely is no stranger to new ventures (you can Google him) and this is one project he […]

A visit to Round Pond Estate

As I drove down the long driveway studded with palm trees I knew I was in for something special.  It started the moment I arrived, as the friendly concierge met me and escorted me upstairs.  Round Pond is appointment only, which means your experience is generally personalized, they know who you are, it’s relaxed and […]

A visit to Château Pontet-Canet, Bordeaux

My visit to Château Pontet-Canet, in the Pauillac (“Poyac”) region was certainly one of my most unique and memorable visits in Bordeaux.  This is a 100% biodynamic and 100% organic certified winery that makes wines that even Robert Parker can’t fault. Both the 2009 and 2010 vintages received perfect 100-pt scores. Pulling into the driveway I […]