Sauvignon Blanc Harvest

Sauvignon Blanc harvest

Sauvignon Blanc Harvest begins in the Napa Valley August 30, 2018, begins the Sauvignon Blanc harvest in the Napa Valley. From this date through the next two weeks most of the Sauvignon Blanc will be picked and crushed for the 2018 vintage. These Sauvignon Blanc grapes are from a small and hidden winery in St. … Read more

Harvest Activity in the Napa Valley

Harvest Activity in the Napa Valley – Cab is left It is the first day of Fall in Napa Valley wine country. The over 100-degree weather on the Labor Day Weekend hastened the harvest of many vineyards. Despite the intense heat, there are plenty of grapes still to be harvested in the Napa Valley. Since those hot days, … Read more

St. Helena Wine Country

St. Helena AVA - Wine Appellation

St. Helena Wine Country For our Wine Country Photo of the Day, the focus is St. Helena Wine Country and its Wine Appellation or AVA. The town of St. Helena is one of the most popular wine country towns. There are many tasting rooms, restaurants, and boutique shopping along Main Street. There are many interesting … Read more

Gott’s Roadside Café- St. Helena

Gott's Roadside in St. Helena

Gott’s Roadside Café in St. Helena – The original Just south of the downtown business area of St. Helena as one drives along Highway 29, it is hard not to notice the activity at Gott’s Roadside Café. Just about any time of the day, the Café is busy with lines of people and crowded tables. What … Read more

Healthy looking vines

Healthy looking vines in St. Helena For our wine country photograph of the day we choose a photo of a St. Helena vineyard. The vines look very healthy with the shoots reaching for sunlight and forming a lovely canopy. This is a spectacular time to be in wine country. Advice for wine country travelers Top wine … Read more

Young Inglewood Vineyards – Napa Valley Boutique Winery

Jim Young Vintner

Young Inglewood off the beaten path in St. Helena For those who enjoy visiting Napa Valley boutique and hidden gems, is one to add to your list of must explore wineries.  The winery produces only 600 cases of wine and the location is hidden near the end of Inglewood Avenue. Inglewood Avenue branches off Highway 29 in St. … Read more

Napa Valley Rain Water

napa valley rain water

The Napa Valley needs water! California needs water! This is a welcome sight in the Napa Valley wine country. Recent rains have dumped several inches of water on Napa Valley vineyards and elsewhere in California. Some of this vital rainwater is captured and directed into wells for use later in the vineyard growing season. Later this … Read more

Napa Valley Cabernet in November

Napa Valley Cabernet November

Napa Valley Cabernet in November This is the same St. Helena vineyard I have been photographing since May. Napa Valley Cabernet in November is entering its dormant stage. The vines will now sleep until the warmth of the Spring days beckons the vines to once again do their magic and produce grapes for wine. Not … 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

Napa Valley Cabernet in June

napa valley cab

Napa Valley Cabernet in June This photo of Napa Valley Cabernet was taken on June 11, 2014, in the St. Helena AVA. The photo shows the current development of Cabernet Sauvignon on the Valley floor. The leaves and berries look very healthy and Napa Valley Cabernet appears to be in line for a great harvest … Read more