Napa news

6.1 earthquake rattles the valley, Napa vows to press on

It’s been more than 48 hours since a 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook the Napa Valley and surrounding areas to its core. For us personally, it has been a whirlwind of emotions, nerves and activity. While we were extremely lucky not to have sustained any injuries or major property damage, many of our friends and neighbors […]

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Veraison in full swing, Napa ranked among the “10 best small cities in America”

The dog days of summer are nearly upon us and things are getting busier here in the Napa Valley. Here are a few interesting tidbits that have recently come across our desk. How to See Napa in One Day The folks at Forbes Travel Guide created an insane one-day Napa itinerary. It certainly does not […]

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Chef Sean O’Toole’s Torc launches a “secret” menu

Last November the downtown Napa dining scene got a jolt when Chef Sean O’Toole opened Torc. Now, the restaurant is making a play to entice locals (and those “in the know”) to visit and keep coming back. Image via Starting on July 9th, Torc will have a “secret” menu available daily between 5pm-6:30pm. The menu, […]

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Half of the top 20 “best wineries in America” are in Napa Valley

It’s no secret the Napa Valley is one of the premiere wine growing regions in the entire world. Despite more states producing more varieties of wine than ever before, our little valley continues hold its own according to a new report. The Daily Meal released a list of the “101 Best Wineries in America” and […]

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St. Helena’s new wine and food village has potential

We recently made a trip up-valley to visit a property that was once home to an outlet mall just north of the town of St. Helena. Today, the space is in the final stages of a complete transformation that will ultimately see it reopen as a destination wine and food “village.” Above: Inside the brand […]

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Where to enjoy live music in the Napa Valley

With the 2014 edition of Bottle Rock Napa Valley now in the rear view mirror, we’re excited to have even more live music coming soon to our little valley. Pictured: Colbie Caillat performs at Robert Mondavi Winery in 2011 Robert Mondavi Summer Concert Series The Summer Concert Series at Robert Mondavi Winery returns this weekend […]

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Napa Valley’s most valuable winegrapes may surprise you

Last fall we chronicled the week-by-week happenings around harvest 2013. Earlier this month the County of Napa released its 2013 crop report, which provides details around the value of all those winegrapes. Overall, the value of winegrapes grown in Napa County was found to have dropped ever so slightly, from $656,236,100 in 2012 to $656,234,900 […]

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