Month: August 2017

A golden experience at Silverado Vineyards

A golden experience at Silverado Vineyards

We were recently invited to Silverado Vineyards in Napa Valley for a tasting experience and tour.   Situated on the historic Silverado Trail in the equally historic Stags Leap District, Silverado Vineyards has caught our eye more than once on drives up and down the valley.  As we prepared for our tasting this past Saturday … Continue reading A golden experience at Silverado Vineyards

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Vino, Glorious Vino

Vino, Glorious Vino

One of our very first wine tasting experiences in Sonoma County was about 10 years ago at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards.  Located on Highway 121 on the eastern end of the Carneros wine region, Gloria Ferrer sits on a hill with stunning views of vineyards and the surrounding mountains.  The occasion for our first … Continue reading Vino, Glorious Vino

A restaurant gem in Saint Helena

A restaurant gem in Saint Helena

Napa Valley has more than its fair share of restaurants that are suitable for a special occasion.  Our cousin Patricia recently turned 18 and we wanted to pick a unique place to commemorate this milestone birthday, especially since she was 7,000 miles away from home.  Ultimately we decided that Market in Saint Helena would be … Continue reading A restaurant gem in Saint Helena

My 3 favorite things: cake, bread, wine

Most of the wineries we write about are family owned, small-production ventures.  Last Sunday we went to Cakebread Cellars, one of the Valley's most established wineries and one that by no measure would be considered "small production."  Annually, Cakebread produces over 150,000 cases of wine, which translates to nearly 2 million bottles.  Clearly, Cakebread is … Continue reading My 3 favorite things: cake, bread, wine

Over the river and through the woods

Over the river and through the woods

We had family visiting from Spain for most of July and we wanted to show them as much of our amazing country as we could.  After visiting Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and the southern Arizona desert, we thought a jaunt through Sonoma County would be a nice change of pace.  Within Sonoma County's borders … Continue reading Over the river and through the woods