Parable Winery New Napa Winery

New Napa Winery: Parable Wines

March 2024 marked the opening of a new Napa winery. Parable Wines, a father-and-son venture, opened its doors in picturesque Calistoga. Fred Eppright, an Austin, Texas, businessman in commercial real estate, and his son, Trey, are setting their sights high, promising a wine experience bound to captivate. Trey became interested in wine at the age

Flora Springs Holiday Cabernet Sauvignon

Enjoying Holiday Cabernet Sauvignon with Flora Springs

Let’s get into the festive Christmas spirit with red wine. Flora Springs, Napa Valley, celebrates the season with their holiday Cabernet Sauvignon. These special etched bottles are a keepsake. It is the perfect gift for the Cabernet lover, as I discovered a very Christmassy wine with rich fruit. History of Flora Springs Understanding the background

Tasting room View of Vineyards at Steven Kent Winery Livermore Valley Winery

Steven Kent Winery: The Best Livermore Valley Winery

A wine family legacy typically continues from generation to generation. Still, what happens when you come from a well-known wine family and want to pursue a new direction forward? Take the Mirassou family, who established their winery in the Santa Clara Valley in the 1800s. Sixth-generation Steven Mirassou comes from a long-standing family in the

The brick buildign of Robert Hall Winery

Robert Hall Winery: Leaping Into Regenerative Viticulture

Robert Hall Winery represents one of the forerunners in regenerative viticulture in Paso Robles. Taking many practices, including a comparison study of biodynamic farming techniques versus sustainably farmed vineyards, is one way of forging a path toward better environmental stewardship. Therefore, Earth Month is the perfect time to recognize wineries whose vineyard and farming practices

Ehlers Estate Winery and Vineyard

Ehlers Estate: Where Old-world Traditions Meet New-world Concepts

From a dying vineyard in the 1800s, Ehlers Estate in St. Helena has transformed into a renowned winery encompassing the legacy of Jean and Sylviane Leducq and their Leducq Foundation, as well as their predecessors, Bernard and Anne Ehlers. For Laura Diaz Munoz, General Manager and winemaker, the estate exemplifies a dream come true. The

Napa Valley Winery Titus Vineyards by Frank Gutierrez

Napa Valley Winery Titus Vineyards Legacy

My last visit with Titus Vineyards was in 2019 when this Napa Valley winery celebrated fifty years of growing grapes in the Napa Valley. Recently I met with Eric Titus and sampled the wines harvested in 2019. The vintage is one of Titus Vineyards’ best; therefore, the fifty-year celebration is still being honored today as

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Discover Lamorinda AVA: The East Bay’s Best Hidden Secret

Many people are unaware that there is an AVA on the East Bay of San Francisco. The Lamorinda AVA, a hidden gem, is part of the Central Coast and San Francisco Bay AVAs. Located in Contra Costa County, the Lamorinda AVA encompasses the cities of Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda. Let’s discover more about this little-known

Vinoce Mount Veeder Wine © Cori Solomon

Vinoce Vineyards: A Passion for Mount Veeder Cabernet

Brian Nuss’s passion for wine came from building homes on Mount Veeder. As a general contractor, he built many homes in the bay area. Building the home for comedian/actor Robin Williams finally brought Brian to Napa Valley to live. He took his first step into vineyard management when Robin asked Brian to oversee the vineyard

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Ketcham Estate: Highlighting California Women In Wine

Anytime is a good time to honor California women in wine. One woman, Allie Ketcham, unexpectedly fell into the wine business and has now created an all-women team. The winery is Ketcham Estate in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma. After meeting Allie, her vibrant personality reflects in her wines. Life took a big turn

Alma Sol Winery Tasting Room © Cori Solomon

Alma Sol Winery: Defining Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

The sun is essential for growing grapes, and it is the soul of the winemaker’s passion that creates the fine wine from those grapes. Naming their winery, Alma Sol, John, and Lisa Shaw’s interpretation of the meaning comes through with each sip of their wine. This attribute is especially true with their perception of Paso

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