Napa Wine Experiences—Yountville to Oakville

Our two weeks in Napa gave us the opportunity to spend more times than usual at a number of wineries. Some were new to us. Others, long-time favorites. The following posts on Napa Wine Experiences begins in Los Carneros, at the southern tip of the valley, and ends in St Helena and Calistoga, in the [Read more …]

Napa Wine Experiences—Los Carneros

Our two weeks in Napa gave us the opportunity to spend more times than usual at a number of wineries. Some were new to us. Others, long-time favorites. The following posts on Napa Wine Experiences begins in Los Carneros, at the the southern tip of the valley, and ends in St Helena and Calistoga, in [Read more …]

Two Glorious Weeks in Napa

We always love our Napa trips. Typically, however, we are there for two, three or maybe four days at a time. We feel compelled to explore and catch up with so many wineries and restaurants that we return with a full trunk of wine and a severe case of overload. This trip was different. We [Read more …]

Exploring Stags Leap District Unknown Wineries

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This last weekend, as discussed in our April 15, 2013 post, was the Stags Leap’s District annual celebration of the appellations vintners and wines. We attended one of the Vineyard to Vintner Weekend’s three events: Saturday’s Open Houses in which 19 wineries opened their facilities and their caves for tours, meet-the-winemaker events, music and merriment. [Read more …]

Napa’s Stags Leap District Stages its Annual Vineyard to Vintner (V2V) Weekend

Stags Leap is, as we have discussed in a number of posts, one of our favorite cab appellations. We are, therefore, anxiously awaiting our first chance to participate in their annual blow-out Vineyard to Vintner weekend, where dozens of the district’s wineries pull out all stops to present their newly released wines. [Read more …]

Getting the Most out of a Day in Napa Valley

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On a recent trip to Napa, we engaged in many memorable tastings, tried three restaurants to which we had never been and experienced two particularly fun, particularly educational events. And that was in one of our two and a half days in the valley. The educational events were the highlights of the trip. These were: [Read more …]

Catching Up with Napa Valley

Although we have recently been to Central Coast, upstate New York (Finger Lakes), Canadian (Southern Ontario) and Virginia wine regions, it had been a couple months since we had been to some of our favorite North Bay stops. And, since we already had to be in Marin Country (San Rafael) on Sunday for [Read more …]