The Castle is alive and well in the Napa Valley

Castello di Amoroso - The Castle

The Castle – Castello di Amorosa Shortly after the Castello di Amorosa opened in 2007, Janelle and I booked ourselves a tour and tasting at the Castle. Eight years later, the Castle is alive and well in the Napa Valley. We visited again this past Thursday with friends and took the basic tour and had the reserve … Read more

Cafe Sarafornia – best breakfast in the Napa Valley

Cafe Sarafornia

Cafe Sarafornia – best breakfast in the Napa Valley What folks like about Cafe Sarafornia in Calistoga is not just the variety of good breakfast food but the homey and relaxed atmosphere of the spot. It is popular among locals and regular visitors to this end of the Napa Valley. Even on weekdays during the … Read more

Have you been to Sam’s Social Club?

Sam’s Social Club – cozy and fun There is a new hot spot in Calistoga. It’s Sam’s Social Club, just on the outskirts of Calistoga’s main business district. It’s next to the Indian Springs hotel and, if fact, Sam’s Social Club is owned by Indian Springs. Sam’s Social Club is very cozy, both inside and out. Outside … Read more

Wine Country Backroads – Tubbs Lane

Tubbs Lane Calistoga

Wine Country Backroads – Tubbs Lane This is the third in a series of articles on great wine country backroads. Today we feature the wine country backroad of Tubbs Lane in Calistoga. The town of Calistoga is a great place to lodge and dine, and is a slower pace than the rest of the Napa … Read more

All Seasons Bistro in Calistoga – Try it!

caesar all seasons bistro

All Seasons Bistro The All Seasons Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants in the Napa Valley. It is located in Calistoga across the street from the more popular Brannan’s Restaurant. Four of us dined there for lunch this past Thursday, September 18. As always, the food was delicious and the service excellent. Three of … Read more

Grandview Hotel in St. Helena

grandview hotel st. helena

About the Grandview Hotel in St. Helena This is the old Acacia House that was built in 1907. It sits up on a hill directly opposite Pratt Road in St. Helena. It is also next door to the beautiful, historic Beringer Vineyards. The old Acacia House is being remodeled and restored and will become the Grandview … Read more

Calistoga’s new logo

We just learned that the Napa Valley Tourism Improvement District Committee and the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce have collaborated on adapting a brand new logo and slogan for Calistoga. What do think about this?