1,000 acres are currently planted with grape vines on an array of elevations and soil types upon Spring Mountain, which is one of the highly-regarded mountain sub-appellations within Napa Valley. It is home to some of the most well-known and loved vineyards and wineries, including Terra Valentine. The origins [...]
we’ve called in two of the country’s top sommeliers, Victoria Kulinich and Andy Chabot to help us find the truth about five of the most common misconceptions about wine.
Joel Aiken is simply a legend in Napa Valley. Before launching his own label, he developed his chops as a Winemaker with historic producer Beaulieu Vineyard (BV). Prior to that he was focused on achieving his Master’s Degree at U.C. Davis that included a thesis comparing French and American [...]
Like me, my brother and sister-in-law enjoy their vino. Each time we get together, corks (many) are popped and conversation swirls like wine around what interesting bottles or brands we're enjoying these days.
Coquerel Wines is located just beyond the town of Calistoga at the north end of the Napa Valley. Alongside their flagship variety, Sauvignon Blanc, the winery also produces exceptional Verdelho, Tempranillo and Petite Sirah. In addition to their estate fruit, they source Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and other noble grapes from a handful of like-minded, premier growers throughout the Napa Valley.
Knights Valley is situated in the northeastern part of Sonoma County's wine appellations and is full of mostly grape-growers—one of whom has been growing and producing premier Cabernet Sauvignon from this area since the 1960s.
I’ve had the dream to make wine since I was a kid. I’ve learned a tremendous amount about wine since then. Each year my friends and fellow vignerons John Caldwell (Yes, that John Caldwell, aka “JFC”) and Bill Sanderson (Madrone Ridge Winery) take a trip to investigate the practices of [...]
As we began plans for our upcoming event at Napa Truffle Festival in partnership with Sunset Magazine, establishing our wine partners was a much more simple task than what would follow. Though there are endless premier vintners to feature among our events and programming, this playful spin on the nursery [...]
The new 2011 release of Miner Family Winery "The Oracle" expresses itself through enticing aromas of dried red cherries, blueberry, dark chocolate, leather, fresh fennel and black pepper abound on the nose.
Our heart aches for those affected by the #ValleyFire in Lake County which has taken away so much. It takes a lot to rebuild; let's join each other and pitch in.