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So long October, and good riddance

So long October, and good riddance

For many in Northern California wine country, October was wicked and haunted indeed.  Today, on the last day of the month, we say goodbye to October 2017 and welcome November with open arms and a spirit of optimism and hope.  Last weekend we took to the car and drove about 250 miles through Napa and … Continue reading So long October, and good riddance

There’s more than valley in Napa Valley

There’s more than valley in Napa Valley

Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail wind their way through some of the most well-known appellations in wine country:  Stags Leap District, Oakville, and Rutherford, to name a few.  Along the "valley floor" there are dozens of wineries, many of which are household names; some wineries have even achieved cult-wine status.  But where there is … Continue reading There’s more than valley in Napa Valley

The wine is even better than the furniture

The wine is even better than the furniture

Walking in to Silver Trident Winery in the Napa Valley town of Yountville, the first impression is that of being in someone's home (if someone's home was a Tuscan villa).  This impression was reinforced as we walked past the foyer and saw a living room, dining room, and a small library - all designed with … Continue reading The wine is even better than the furniture

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

A great place to break a fast

A great place to break a fast

A new restaurant recently opened in Napa Valley's Saint Helena that we hope is around as long as its previous occupant.  The Charter Oak opened a few weeks ago in the space that was occupied for nearly 30 years by Napa Valley restaurant icon Tra Vigne.  In late 2015 Tra Vigne closed up and left … Continue reading A great place to break a fast