Tag Archives: Winery

Parador Cellars: Spanish Style Wine in the Napa Valley

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Steve Ventrello founded Parador Cellars based on his ‘fantasy’ that three seemingly compatible grape varieties would marry and wined up creating an exceptional wine.  He intuited that blending the very best of his favorite varietals – Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, along with the premier grapes of Spain and Italy, Tempranillo and Sangiovese – would yield a singular wine of […]

Signorello Estate Makes a Cabernet for Everyone

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What brought the Signorellos to the Napa Valley was the romantic side of winemaking – growing grapes, working the land, and enjoying the wine country lifestyle of camaraderie, good wine and great meals. While the Valley lifestyle is a very real part of the business, there is a serious commitment required to create a premier […]

Winery On the Rise: Peay Vineyards

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Ever taken a sip of a wine and stopped dead in your tracks? Felt it engage your belly and then seep up into your brain? That is the experience Peay Vineyards seeks to create for their consumers. You can almost taste the vineyard, the history and the personalities of the people behind those wines. That is […]

The Highest Rated Wines of the Week from Saint Helena Winery

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Saint Helena was created to promote estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon that appeals to curious and cultured wine buyers looking beyond big wine brands for new discoveries.They make wines for people who collect and enjoy rare items for personal indulgence. This week we had the pleasure of tasting through their lineup of cabernets. And our tasting panel […]

A Meeting of Great Art & Wine

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Cenyth is a wine that represents the ‘second generations’ of two families coming together to showcase an artistic expression of the place they call home, Sonoma County. Hélène Seillan (daughter of the renowned Pierre Seillan, winemaker at Vérité, Anakota, Château Lassègue and Arcanum) creates the art inside the bottle while Julia Jackson created the art on the label. It […]

Winery Spotlight: Saint Helena Winery

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Experience Our Napa Valley A moment of reflection under the shaded terrace at St. Helena Winery is all it takes for you to know why we feel so privileged to be a part of this exceptional Napa Valley vineyard. The manicured vineyards surround the oasis, shelter it from the crowds, and give voice to this […]

Napa Valley’s Rising Star

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  Ralph Hertelendy is proving to be a rising star in Napa Valley’s Cult Cab scene. Hertelendy Vineyards made an immediate impression in the wine world with the initial release of the 2013 Hertelendy Cabernet Sauvignon. Praise was instantaneous when the wine received 95 points by Robert Parker in the Wine Advocate.  ‘A surprise, big time […]

Napa’s Cult Cab Scene

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The cult cab scene in Napa has garnered an almost mythic quality.  These wines represent not just a style of wine, but a definition of what a California wine can be. Characterized by richness, power, body and finesse they are renowned for tiny production and four figure price tags. The cult craze can actually be traced […]

Titus Vineyards is Keeping it all in the Family

Eric and Phillip Titus in vineyard

Located among 40 acres of historic vineyard in Napa Valley along the Silverado Trail just north of St. Helena, Titus Vineyards is a 2nd generation, family-owned and farmed estate producing high quality grapes for limited production, premium Napa Valley wines. The vineyard Lee and Ruth Titus acquired in 1968 was originally planted to Mondeuce, Burger, and Golden […]

Is this the Most Sustainable Winery in Napa?

Honig Vineyard and Winery

Sustainable winegrowing practices protect our soil, air and water – elements that breathe life, and ultimately flavor, into our grapes and wines. Being good stewards of the land and good neighbors are principles many wineries and vineyards live by each and every day. Adopting environmentally and socially responsible practices and making them an integral part of how […]