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Best Wineries in St Helena - AXR Winery

St Helena Wineries: The Complete Guide

St. Helena is probably my most personally visited area within Napa Valley. If you’re a wine lover, then you need to put these St Helena wineries on your list of places to visit!

Madera Wine Trail - Wine Glass in Vineyard

The Madera Wine Trail: Sweet Wine Paradise

Each year, me and my two girl-friends from NYC take an annual “girls’ trip”. We initially met while working in the Buying Office at Bloomingdale’s, but have since moved to California for various

Paige at Spring Mountain Winery Vineyard 7&8

Spring Mountain Wineries: Incredible Napa Views

Located high off the valley floor among the Mayacamas Mountains, the Spring Mountain District of Napa Valley is home to some incredible wineries producing complex and age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon. Venturing here for wine

a woman at one of many Oakville Wineries

Oakville Wineries: The Heart of Napa Valley

Oakville is a wine tasting gem located in the heart of Napa Valley. The Oakville appellation stretches north of Yountville and Stags Leap District and is home to some of the most famous

Paige at Caymus Winery in Rutherford, Napa

Best Rutherford Wineries: Taste the Dust

The Rutherford AVA, located in the heard of Napa Valley, produces some of the most delicious and impressive Cabernet Sauvignon to date. With the unique soil, called Rutherford dust, you won’t want to miss

Paige with a view of Howell Mountain Wineries

Howell Mountain Wineries: A Taste of Napa Adventure 

Howell Mountain is one of 16 nested-AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) of Napa Valley, Ca. This region is known for growing some of the most incredible, expressive mountain Cabernet Sauvignon in the world. If

Budget-Friendly Wine Tasting in Napa

Budget-Friendly Wine Tasting in Napa

Napa Valley is most well-known for it’s top-rated wineries and stunning geography. While wine tasting in Napa can be costly, there are ways to make it an affordable, yet enjoyable experience for every

Wine influencers holding Clif Family wines

Clif Family Winery Review: A Winery with Values

If you’re considering visiting Clif Family Winery, the first thing you may be wondering is – Is Clif Winery associated with Clif Bars? And yup. Yes, it is! But which came first?  In

Girard Winery exterior in Calistoga, CA

Girard Winery Review: A Calistoga Garden Oasis

It’s no secret that Calistoga is home to some of the best off-the-beaten-path wineries in Napa. And yet… people still don’t venture up here nearly often enough. The scenic views, sprawling vineyards, and

Paige Comrie wine tasting at Crocker and Starr Winery in St. Helena, Napa

Crocker and Starr Winery: Sustainability in Action

History being made, one day at a time. As one of the core, trailblazing women winemakers in Napa, Pam Starr believes in innovation. Today, that takes the form of sustainability in wine and touches

Tasting wine at a picnic in Napa

Where to Picnic in Napa: My Favorite Spots

When you think of wine tasting in Napa, you may think of sprawling fields of green filled with picnics and wine. But, this isn’t usually the case. In fact, having a picnic in

Carneros Winery Tasting

Carneros Wineries: The Complete Wine Tasting Guide

Carneros Wineries: Two Valleys. One Distinct AVA. Located at the crossroads of two world-renowned wine regions, the Carneros AVA is unique in that it’s part of both Napa and Sonoma Valley. Carneros wineries

Lodi Winery and Vineyard

Where to Eat: Best Restaurants in Lodi Wine Country

Looking for the best restaurants in Lodi? California’s Zinfandel grapes thrive in the Lodi wine country, and some of the finest wines are produced in this sprawling region. You can opt for the

a girl posing in front of a Lodi Hotel

Top 5 Hotels to Stay at in Lodi Wine Country

Lodi wine country is a must-visit in California! It sits smack dab in the middle of California’s central valley and is surrounded by over 100,000 acres of vineyards (twice the size of Napa