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Napa’s New Frontier Wine Company

With its status as America’s top food and wine destination—and with well over 500 wineries to visit—calling any experience in Napa Valley “new” verges on hyperbole, but that is precisely what New Frontier Wine Company has...

The Exquisite Expanse of Alexander Valley

As the largest AVA in Sonoma County, Alexander Valley is best known for its superior Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends grown in areas of Healdsburg, Geyserville, Cloverdale, Jimtown, and Maacama. Recognizable wineries...

Zinfandel: Napa’s Treasure Trove

by Melissa Vogt | Photo above courtesy of Chateau Montelena  Zinfandel vines have been rooted in California soils since the mid-1880s as far south as Paso Robles and as far north as Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Its...

Sam’s General Store

Over 150 years ago, California’s first millionaire, Samuel Brannan, envisioned Calistoga as a resort town for wealthy city folks drawn to the area’s hot springs. He was instrumental as the town’s founder and for pulling the...


Introducing the Wine Gems of Canada to the U.S BY FRANCIE LOW | PHOTOS BY ALINA ROZ PHOTOGRAPHY Of the many great wine regions in the world to experience, there is a must-add to the list: the Okanagan Valley in...


BY MARK GUDGEL | PHOTO COURTESY OF DEARDEN WINES “There are five hundred places to go in Napa Valley. So we feel privileged when people choose us,” said Sam Dearden, son of Chris Dearden, who after years of toil...

Frattey and Frattey Shams of Anderson Valley

On a leisurely drive from Napa Valley to the hills of Anderson Valley along scenic highway 128, views of old oak trees, vineyards, and the Mayacamas Mountain range impress. The best way to take it all in is to roll down the...

Introducing Brashley Vineyards to Napa Valley

by Laurie Jo Miller Farr | Photo by @quickdrawpics It’s a long way from the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, but it’s a fun second career for the husband and wife team, Bram and Ashley Palm. They’re proud to...

Meet Lithology Winemaker, MATT SANDS

by Charlene Peters | PHOTO By Sandoval Media Matt Sands, a native of New Zealand’s Waiheke Island, found his way to California through snowboarding. The wine came later, following a career as a snowboard...

Scalon Cellars: Good Fortune Plus Good Genes

by Laurie Jo Miller Farr | PHOTOS By SUZANNE BECKER BRONK Sometimes, serendipity is the spark for the best things. And Scalon Cellars seems to have more than its fair share of good fortune. Even the name was born by chance,...

601 Cellars: Grenache with Panache

Photo by Lowell Downey, Art & Clarity For many reasons, some vintners and growers in Napa Valley are starting to cast wider nets when determining which varietals to produce, breaking the conventional mold of making Napa...

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