On May 1, Brad Grimes, the winemaker at Napa Valley’s Abreu Vineyards, will host a dinner at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Chicago, pouring several of his California cabernet sauvignon–based blends. Abreu Vineyards is known for its exceptional wines and extremely limited production of less than 500 cases of each release. Show More Summary
Founded by retired Disney animator Ben Sharpsteen and his wife Bernice, the Sharpsteen Museum showcases the history of the town of Calistoga in Northern California's Napa Valley. The Sharpsteen family's relationship with Calistoga spans several generations. Show More Summary
By Katherine Flynn Wine being barrel-aged at the Gundlach Bundschu winery. In the Spring 2015 issue of Preservation magazine, we feature the stories of three well-aged and much-loved Napa Valley wineries that have weathered historical calamities to continue producing award-winning libations into the present day. Show More Summary
It's Earth Day. And for anyone who cares about the environment, the app “Organically Napa: A Tasting and Touring Guide,” reveals just how many Napa Valley wineries are farming organically — and how and when to visit.
On my way back to our hotel after a nice day in Napa Valley we couldn't help but take a picture of this beautiful sunset in Yountville. The post Sunset in Yountville, California (Napa Valley) appeared first on Jeffsetter Travel Blog...
Uh oh. You forgot that tomorrow was Administrative Professional's Day (again)? You've probably missed out on the chance to get your admin something meaningful, like that Napa Valley wine gift basket, or that spa day. Don't worry, though: There's still time to get a good gift that doesn't say, "I......
Grape grower, vineyard consultant and winemaker Steve Matthiasson of Matthiasson in Napa Valley is a bona fide member of the new wave of California winemakers. But he still has a soft spot for Burgundy.
The most extraordinary rainbow stretched across the sky just as Karen and Chris walked down the aisle to exchange vows in their breezy Napa Valley wedding. The Carneros Inn provided a sweet apple orchard for the wedding ceremony, where the newlyweds were joined by their son in a bear hug that made our hearts grow at least three sizes. Show More Summary
This is the second of two posts on Delaire Graff Estate in the Western Cape of South Africa. The first, on the estate's hotel and gardens, is here. They call the wine town of Stellenbosch the Napa Valley of South Africa. But the opposite is more accurate: Grapevines have been nurtured [...]
London Napa Valley, CA (displays earth movement after the earthquake) Source: Bloomberg
The Color of Spring NAPA VALLEY, CA: Wild mustard and a Carneros Pinot Noir vineyard frame a lake of blue sky in the Spring. Water has become the topic of the year for many wine growers in California in the midst of one of the most severe...Show More Summary
Now that we’ve been spoiled with not one, but two beautiful weddings from Jacin Fitzgerald and Tec Petaja, this Napa Valley beauty is the ultimate icing on the cake. It’s a wedding with a small army of A-team vendors, including One True Love Vintage Rentals, Got Light?, Casa de Perrin, La Tavola and Paula LeDuc, just to name a few. Have a peek through the gallery […]
The Bottega Gran Fondo in California's Napa Valley offers a bike ride with breaks for food created by well-known chefs.
A pair of new wines from Vineyard 29 under the “Cru” label, one a Napa Sauvignon Blanc from V29’s backyard, the other a pinot brought in from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Both are excellent. Thoughts, as always, follow. 2013 Vineyard 29… Continue reading ? The post Review: 2013 Vineyard 29 Cru Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc appeared first on Drinkhacker.
Waves of Vines NAPA VALLEY, CA: Rolling pinot noir vineyards in the Carneros AVA near Napa, California. vineyards all over the state are bursting with life, many weeks earlier than normal. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking...Show More Summary
BottleRock Napa Valley, a 3-day music, food, and wine festival, is giving fans a sneak peek into the upcoming festival by hosting Instagram takeovers featuring artists from this year's lineup. Featuring headliners like Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant, No Doubt, Passions Pit, Foster The People and The Avett Brothers, BottleRock 2015...
The 70-year-old vines known as "the old men" have twisted and bulged over the years, their roots deep in that good Rutherford Bench soil. Birds and other creatures have made a home in the folds and crevices of the vines that make an extraordinary Napa Valley Cabernet called Scarecrow. Bret...
Mt. Brave isn’t called that because they think the name is cute. It’s because the fruit for this wine is grown at high altitudes on the dedicedly inhospitable Mt. Veeder in Napa Valley, California. This 2011 Cabernet (94% Cabernet Sauvignon,… Continue reading ? The post Review: 2011 Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder appeared first on Drinkhacker.
Ray’s at Killer Creek in Alpharetta is excited to share the varietals of Frank Family Vineyards with metro Atlanta patrons at a wine dinner on Tuesday, March 24. Frank Family Vineyards, occupying three vineyards across Napa Valley, handcrafts...Show More Summary
A loan dispute over $1.2 million turned sour Monday when authorities said a Napa Valley vintner gunned down an investor among the grapevines in his vineyard, then later turned the gun on himself.