Tag Archives: Napa Valley

Winery Profile: Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Who: Robert Sinskey Vineyards   What: Backing Biodynamics Without Skimping on Seduction   Where: Carneros (Napa Valley), California   Why: Because for Robert Sinskey Vineyards, elegance and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. Because RSV talks the talk and walks the … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Sonoma County

Where: Hugging the Pacific Coast and running east until it hits the Mayacamas Mountains, Sonoma County is about an hour north of San Francisco.   What: A vast and varied wine region that nevertheless boasts a strong sense of pride, community and … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Napa Valley

Where: Saddled between the Mayacamas Mountains to the west and the Vaca range to the east, Napa Valley is an hour’s drive northeast from San Francisco. It’s an American Viticultural Area within northern California’s Napa County, and it houses 16 … Continue reading

Women Winemakers We Love: Cathy Corison

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and as a general nod to our own unique roots, background and inspiration, we’re featuring a number of our favorite female winemakers over the next month. These are women from around the … Continue reading

Grape Files: Merlot

Color: Red   Grown in: Bordeaux, Languedoc-Rousillon, Southwest France (France); Friuli, Trentino-Alto Adige, Tuscany (Italy); California, Washington (U.S.); Spain; Bulgaria; Chile; Australia; New Zealand   Profile: This plushly fruited, blue-black grape is the most widely planted in the French wine … Continue reading

Back to Basics: How Climate Affects Wine

Applying this concept to your everyday wine choices will go a long way in helping you pick out a wine you like: The warmer the weather, the riper the grapes can get.   So even if you are growing the … Continue reading

Grape Files: Cabernet Sauvignon

Color: Red   Grown in: Like Chardonnay, this noble varietal is an international sweetheart, planted practically everywhere. Its hometown, though, is Bordeaux in France, and particularly its “left bank.” California meanwhile — specifically Napa Valley — is happy to be … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Lewis Cellars

Who: Lewis Cellars   What: Driving through Life in the Fast Lane: Napa via ‘Napolis (Indianapolis)   Where: Napa Valley, CA   Why: Because former Indy race car driver Randy Lewis and his wife, Debbie, took their winning mindset and … Continue reading