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 favorite amongst visitors to the valley.   The historic, moss-covered stone castle stands today as a reminder of what put California wine on the world’s stage.  For me, a little history […]

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 Highway at Kenwood, Kunde Family Estate is a favorite with visitors to Sonoma. It also helps that the winery was a location for many scenes of the film Bottleshock, […]