Napa Valley Olive Oil Company – since 1931

napa valley olive oil

Wine Country traveling is still not an option. Only time will tell when we can get back to traveling to the Napa Valley. Put this idea on your Napa Valley future travel plans. Napa Valley Olive Oil Company From the name, one would suspect the Napa Valley Olive Oil Company would be one of the several high-end … Read more

Cabernet Comes to Life

Bud Break Cabernet Sauvignon Late April to early May mark the time in the Napa Valley when its most famous grape awakens, Cabernet Sauvignon. Bud Break brings a special excitement to the wine country. The photos on this page were shot on April 17, 2019. The vineyard belongs to Ravana winery in St. Helena. Bud … Read more

Calistoga Inn Revamps

Calistoga Inn – Beer Garden What a pleasant surprise! On our most recent trip to the Napa Valley, we discovered that one of our favorite Calistoga haunts has undergone a facelift both inside and out. The Calistoga Inn along with its brewpub, the Napa Valley Brewing Company, have a sparkling new look. The indoor restaurant … Read more

Wine Friends at Cedarville Vineyard

An Afternoon at Cedarville Vineyards A visit to Cedarville Vineyard is an annual affair with our close friends. 2019 marks the 16th year in a row that we have made the trek up to Fair Play, CA to visit with Susan Marks and Jonathan Lacks. We return year after year because Susan and Jonathan are … Read more

How Wine Country Looks in Fall

How Wine Country Looks in Fall    

City of Bordeaux – Wine Capital

City of Bordeaux

City of Bordeaux – Gateway to the Bordeaux Wine Country The ultimate wine country getaway is the city of Bordeaux. It is the gateway to one of the most exciting wine country destinations in the world. Wine lovers, you must visit this great French city. Additional Information on Bordeaux Wine Country Visit Bordeaux’s La Cité du … Read more

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – Harvest is Near

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

The State of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Harvest In the artsy photo, we see beautiful clusters of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. More than likely these grape clusters will be picked by the end of September. By all accounts, the growing season for all grapes in the Napa Valley has been in the normal category. … Read more

At the Crossroad of Two Great Wine Regions – Which One to Take?

crossroads of napa valley and sonoma which is better

At the Crossroad of Two Great Wine Regions – Napa Valley Vs. Sonoma We love this backroad intersection in wine country. It is in the Alexander Valley AVA on Highway 116.  It reminds us of how lucky we are to live close to the area where we have two of the greatest wine regions in … Read more

Jimtown Store

Jimtown Store in the Alexander Valley AVA

Jimtown Store – Alexander Valley AVA A wine country getaway to Sonoma County and Healdsburg would not be complete without a stop at the funky Jimtown Store in the Alexander Valley on Highway 128. It is one of the most popular places for stocking up a deli lunch and picnic supplies. Carrie Brown and her … Read more

Russian River Valley in May

Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA – Pinot Noir Wine Country This scene is of Sonoma County’s beautiful Russian River Valley AVA. The vineyards are most likely Pinot Noir grapes. I shot this photo from Westside Road, a few miles to the east where Westside Road ends at River Road. The Russian River (which flows from Mendocino County … Read more