To Kalon Vineyards

to kalon vines

About the historic To Kalon Vineyards To Kalon Vineyards are the most highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the entire Napa Valley. In the photo above, taken in late June, Cabernet grapes have yet to undergo véraison (beginning of ripening). By August these grapes will be a beautiful deep purple color. The Robert Mondavi Winery … Read more

Meeting up with Andy Beckstoffer

Most travelers to the Napa Valley have never heard of Andy Beckstoffer. Yet he is the man behind many of the finest wines made in the Napa Valley. No, he is not a winemaker or winery owner. What he does is farm vineyards, 1000 acres of them in the Napa Valley and many more in Lake County and Mendocino County. He has been doing this since 1975 and today is recognized by his peers as one of most influential figures in the Napa Valley wine scene. We recently met Andy Beckstoffer and his wife Betty at a wine event held in nature’s paradise, the Yosemite Valley. The wine event was the Vintner’s Holiday held each winter at the Ahwahnee Hotel.

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