Eight Napa Valley restaurants earn stars in 2013 Michelin Guide

Last week the 2013 Michelin Guide bib gourmand picks for the San Francisco Bay Area were released and the Napa Valley was well represented. Today, Michelin shared details on its full 2013 guide for the Bay Area and once again, the Napa Valley was a shining star. Only two Bay Area restaurants earned the coveted […]

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VIDEO: Oakville Grocery’s restoration

Earlier this year we told you about the temporary closing, remodeling and eventual re-opening of the ever-popular Oakville Grocery in Oakville. Now, for a little weekend fun we thought we’d share this slickly-produced video detailing the history and recent restoration of the iconic spot along Highway 29.

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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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