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December 2008

Hope & Grace looking to expand its Yountville tasting room

This morning during our foggy, misty stroll through Yountville with coffee in hand we noticed some work being done on the space adjacent to the current Hope & Grace Napa Valley wine tasting room in the Edward James Courtyard. Upon further inspection (see photo above), it appears that Hope & Grace is looking to expand [...]

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Napa Valley itinerary: five top-notch sparkling wine stops

To help everyone get in the proper New Year’s mood, we’ve updated the Napa Valley sparkling wine itinerary over on our community site. This itinerary will literally take you from the very southern end of the Napa Valley (known as Carneros) all the way to the northern end (Calistoga) with a total of five stops [...]

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Videos and widgets on a Sunday morning

Now that we’ve had a little time off we’ve been able to do a bit of housekeeping around here. First, you’ll note we’ve added several new widgets to our Napa Valley gallery (see the link at the top of the page), including widgets for Monticello Vineyards, Honig Vineyard and Winery, Cartlidge and Browne Winery and [...]

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Happy Holidays!

We’re getting ready to break out the sparkling wine and just wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays! Posting will be light over the next several days–enjoy! [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, happy holidays]

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Winemaker Heidi Barrett gives a recap of the 2008 harvest, says 2007 turning out to be ‘magnificent vintage’

The latest video installment from our friends at Adopt-a-Grape is here. In this one, winemaker Heidi Barrett gives a recap of the unusual growing season that has just passed. It was a year that saw Mother Nature throw several curve-balls to local farmers, with late Spring frost leading to some 35-40% lower yields across most [...]

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2008: the year that was in the Napa Valley

As you know, our resident photographer is always hard at work looking to bring you unique and compelling visual insights into life in the Napa Valley. Rather than doing a basic year in review post that’s full of text, we decided to get a bit creative this time around. As 2008 comes to a close [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

It’s cold and wet around here–heck, there’s even snow atop the mountains in and around St. Helena. It’s certainly starting to feel like winter in the Napa Valley now. This weekend we’ve got a couple events that should help you get further into the Holiday spirit… Saturday, December 20th and Sunday, December 21st Downtown Napa’s [...]

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