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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

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,

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

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

Trefethen Family Vineyards

I will never stop gushing over Trefethen Family Vineyards! This vineyard is one of Napa Valley’s pioneering wineries. In fact, they are in their third generation of producing truly admirable wine! The dedication

Oasis by Hoopes

What an oasis it was! This stunning property surrounded by vines is also home to a farmer’s market, vegetable garden, and more than a few rescued animals. While chatting with Lindsay Hoopes, I

Gallica Winery

There’s nothing like sipping wine in the place where it was grown. Gallica is nestled in the heart of Napa Valley amongst historic vineyards and coastal oaks. On the patio, next to their

Cardinale Winery

Recently, I sat down for a tasting at Cardinale Winery and just absolutely fell in love! Their winemaker, Chris Carpenter, is amazing — his dedication to his craft and to producing beautiful Cabernet

5 Restaurants to Visit in Napa

Everyone knows that Napa is nothing short of amazing in its wine selections. But, not everyone is aware of their amazing food selections as well! From sushi to burgers, to locally-sourced restaurants. There’s

The Best Dog-Friendly Napa Wineries

Wine & Dogs – the greatest pairing in the world. Did you know that there are some amazing dog-friendly wineries and tasting rooms in Napa? Whether you’re a dog owner, or just want

The Best of Napa’s Farmers Market – Shop Small

There’s something magical about waking up early on a Saturday morning and heading to your local farmer’s market. Here in Napa, the heart of America’s wine country, that magic takes on a whole

A Weekend in Downtown Napa

Moving to downtown Napa was by far the best decision I’ve ever made. I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time. I feel like I’m finally on the path that’s meant for