Best wineries to visit in winter

If you’re on the fence about visiting Napa and Sonoma during winter, I can assure you that this is actually a great time to visit.  Not only can you cozy up in front of the fire at many wineries, but you’ll avoid the crowds, get personalized attention and even save on hotels.  Napa and Sonoma […]

A visit to Castello di Amorosa, Napa Valley

Visiting Castello di Amorosa (Castle of Love) last month made me wonder why I waited so long.  Built with such authenticity and attention to detail, the castle-winery could easily be in Tuscany.  It is no wonder the winery is used as a set and concert venue (Bon Jovi has performed here, and recently it was […]

A visit to Sterling Vineyards, Napa Valley

When I visited Sterling, I knew getting there would be half the fun.  Sterling Vineyards has an aerial tramway that takes visitors up to the winery and tasting room, 300 feet above the town of Calistoga.  With more than 150,000 visitors a year, I knew this was a must do. The aerial tramway is a […]