Five Napa Valley restaurants on Michelin’s 2013 Bay Area Bib Gourmand list

It’s that time of year again–time for the annual Michelin Guide to the best Bay Area dining. Earlier this week Michelin released its 2013 Bib Gourmand picks, with the Napa Valley checking in with five restaurants (down from seven in 2012). According to a release, the 2013 Bib Gourmands “…were selected by Michelin’s esteemed and […]

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The story of the 2012 Napa Valley wine grape harvest

It’s that time of year–a few of the white wine grapes are already off the vines and the valley is buzzing about harvest 2012. As we did last year, we’re collecting daily updates, photos, videos and commentary from wineries throughout the valley to create a Harvest 2012 story that you can follow along with. The […]

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Rutherford Grove Winery’s annual corn roast

Last week we were invited to Rutherford Grove Winery’s annual corn roast. Not having visited the winery in some time (we attended a couple Shakespeare plays in the grove long ago) we weren’t quite sure what to expect. The event was described as being family friendly (a key for us these days with two little […]

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Plumpjack Group to open Odette Estate in early August in the Napa Valley

Back in February the Plumpjack Group, which operates Plumpjack Winery in Oakville and Cade Estate Winery on Howell Mountain, announced plans to purchase some prime Napa Valley real estate in the Stags Leap District. The group bought Steltzner Vineyards’ 36-acre vineyard and winery located along the Silverado Trail (across the Trail from Pine Ridge Winery) […]

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Meritage Resort and Spa, Oakville Grocery start anew in Napa Valley

Every year at this time the vineyards explode with new growth–it’s a visual reminder of the passing of time and changing of seasons. This year, there are several other new beginnings happening across the valley. Meritage Resort and Spa Opens $40 Million Expansion Napa’s Meritage Resort and Spa has just completed a 19-month, $40 million […]

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Bud break in the Napa Valley

It’s been a while, quite a while in fact, since we’ve shared a visual of what the Napa Valley looks like. This afternoon we were in St. Helena enjoying the amazing weather and we stopped to snap a few photos. As you can see from the image below, the vines have come a long way […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Spring has sprung here in the Napa Valley and that can only mean one thing! The weekends are about to get a whole lot busier–in fact, this weekend is shaping up to be a crazy one. If you’ll be in town, here are some can’t miss events to consider. Saturday, March 24th From 12pm – […]

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