August 2010

Spottswoode Late Summer Garden Party [PHOTOS]

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This past weekend we visited Spottswoode Estate in St. Helena for what has rapidly become one of our favorite events of the entire year here in the Napa Valley. The annual Spottswoode Late Summer Garden Party is an elegant, festive affair held in front of the Novak family’s gorgeous 128 year-old Victorian home. For many, […]

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Tomatoville: September 10th – 12th, Bardessono, Yountville

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As Summer winds down and much of the valley’s focus has turned to the annual wine grape harvest, Bardessono and Hill Family Estate are gearing up for an event focused on another fruit. The 2nd Annual ‘Tomatoville’ celebration will take place September 10th – 12th at Bardessono in Yountville. The three day event will be […]

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Luc Morlet joins Signorello Estate as consultant winemaker

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Just in time for Harvest 2010, Napa’s Signorello Estate has made a significant addition to its winemaking team. Signorello, the family run winery perched atop the hillside on Silverado Trail, has added veteran winemaker Luc Morlet to its winemaking team in the role of consulting winemaker. Starting this month, Morlet will work alongside the winery’s […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Well, a week that has featured 100+ degree temperatures and the official start of Harvest 2010 is coming to a close. Read on for a few events taking place this weekend in the Napa Valley that show promise. Saturday, August 28th From 1pm – 6pm the 2nd Annual Blues, Brews & BBQs event will take […]

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Late August in the Napa Valley [PHOTOS]

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Our weekend adventures took us from one end of the valley to the other–from Carneros all the way to just north of Calistoga. We noted that while behind the “normal” schedule, veraison is in full effect (if not complete) in most areas and signs that harvest is just around the corner abound. In fact, we’ve […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Whew! What a crazy past week it has been. We’ve been busy with family stuff (can you believe our oldest just turned three!), but rest assured, we’re still alive and kicking. Here are a couple events taking place this weekend that are on our radar. Saturday, August 21st From 11am – 1pm Trefethen Winery in […]

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High-profile Napa Valley restaurants lauded, others scorned

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A pair of articles published by independent local papers over the past several days paint an interesting story regarding the dining scene here in the Napa Valley. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat detailed several of the new and up-and-coming downtown Napa eateries, meanwhile the Napa Valley Register shared the news that no fewer than 17 […]

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