As most everyone knows, it has been a devastating four days in Napa Valley and neighboring Sonoma County. Devastating wildfires have raged through our communities since late Sunday night, initially driven by winds that gusted at nearly 70 miles per hour. At 1:30 a.m. Monday, the sound of someone banging on the front door and … Continue reading #NapaStrong. Proud of my community.
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
When our kids were smaller we used to take them to Gymboree where they could easily pass a few hours without needing any entertaining (thus giving us a break, naturally). For those not familiar with Gymboree, it is a large space with wall-to-wall child stimulation, a mish-mash of slides, ramps, ball pits, giant parachutes, mats, … Continue reading Cornerstone Sonoma: Gymboree for adults
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
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