POSTED ON October 28, 2007 | IN Activities | BY Joe Becerra

Peju just received Organic Certification for their 30 acre Rutherford Vineyard, the vineyard that produces the Peju flagship wine, the H.B. Reserve. Congratulations to Peju!

Groth Vineyards and Winery has launched a new level of wine tasting. The current tasting experience is 3 varietals, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, for $10.

Beaulieu Vineyards is going big time with their George de Latour series of wines. The winery plans on investing $7 million to develop a winemaking facility for making the George de Latour wines. The winery is owned by one of the world’s biggest wine companies, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines. I think the price of this wine might be going up.

Speaking of big wine companies, the Antinori Family has released its first wines from the winery they call Antica Napa Valley. The wines are a 2004 Cabernet and a 2006 Chardonnay. This winery is located up on Soda Canyon Road.

Using solar power makes sense for wineries. Winery buildings have lots of roof space or land and we know they have plenty of sunshine to grow those grapes. The latest Napa Valley winery to go solar is the Staglin winery in Rutherford. I wonder if the savings from energy costs will translate into a reduced price for their famous cult Cabernet.

Carneros vineyards

Fall is in the air and now is a great time to visit the Napa Valley and Carneros. The leaves are just beginning to change color. This photo is one of my favorite places to visit. It is in the Carneros region on Los Amigos Road. It looks great now, but wait a couple of weeks.