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 Highway 29, this is a popular stop for many people. However, be prepared for possibly a chaotic experience.  The tasting room is naturally very busy and not as big as many other tasting rooms […]

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 Peju Winery

Peju has always been one of my favorite wineries to visit when in Napa.  With its iconic 50-foot tower and prime position on Highway 29, Peju is impossible to miss. On this particular sunny Napa morning I was greeted by about 1,000 sunflowers framing the vineyard. Sunflowers remind me of France, and it all made sense […]