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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

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

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

girl petting a dog at a wdog-friendly winery in Paso Robles

The Best Dog-Friendly Wineries in Paso Robles

We all know that I love a good dog-friendly winery. Something about sipping wine with your best bud in a beautiful winery is just so unmatched. While there’s an abundance of dog-friendly wineries

Wheeler Farms Tasting ROom

Wheeler Farms – Sustainability in Action

For Wheeler Farms, sustainability is more than just a pretty marketing message. It’s the core foundation of everything they do – it’s their very essence.  As I arrived on the property last week,

girl sitting at a table at Folktale Winery

Folktale Winery: A Truly Magical Wine Experience

Folktale Winery is a truly magical place. Something that really drew me into visiting this winery, is that they’re inspired by the idea that in every great bottle of wine, there is a

Bennett Lane

I recently had the most magical trip to Bennett Lane. Located in Calistoga, at the tippy top of Napa Valley, this winery is home to some outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon. ⁣ If you’ve never

6 Haunted Winery & Vineyard Destinations

When you think of wine country, the word “haunted” may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But it may surprise you to know that more than a few haunted wineries

girl in front of the stallion statue at Black Stallion Winery

Black Stallion Winery

Imagine entering a winery and instantly feeling the rush of excitement that still lingers in the air, even after all these years. Once home to an equestrian indoor riding track that sat up

A girl posing in front of the artwork at Aperture Cellars

Aperture Cellars

A good bottle of wine, much like a good photograph, evokes something inside us; emotions, memories, dreams. It connects us to other people, to other places, to other time periods. Both share the

Napa: A Local’s Guide to Planning Your Trip

Without a doubt, the number one question I get in my DM’s is “I’m planning trip to Napa! Where should I go??”  Whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth time, planning the

a girl sipping wine at Tablas Creek winery

Tablas Creek

Tablas Creek Winery is a must-visit on your trip to Paso Robles! As the pioneer of Rhône Valley varietals in the U.S., they produce a large range of outstanding wines, and numerous people reached