Faust Opens Design-Forward Napa Valley Wine Destination, Faust Haus

Situated 30 minutes from their vineyard, a stylish and dramatic approach to their Napa Valley tasting room

The Disneyfication of drinking destinations all over the world leaves much to be desired for design-minded visitors. While palates may be pleased, many wineries still have undesirable visitor centers and tasting rooms. Napa Valley winery Faust developed their new St Helena property, Faust Haus, (located 30 minutes north of their Coombsville vineyard) as an independent entity. In fact, when we spoke with them, the Faust …

Three Signature Wines from Tom Gore Vineyards

Delightful drops from Alexander Valley, Sonoma produced by a second-generation farmer

Tom Gore, founder of the eponymous Tom Gore Vineyards, often refers to his wines as “farm-to-glass.” It’s a claim he can comfortably make, as he himself tends and harvests the hundreds of acres of grapes that ultimately become his wines. At the recent debut of his first-ever namesake wines (after years of managing vineyards), Gore and his wife presented three exceptionally balanced, highly enjoyable wines—and …

Napa Valley’s Newton Vineyard

Spanning microclimates and elevation, a look at the heritage estate that puts fruit forward

Once considered a scrappy competitor to its European counterparts, Californian wine—the Napa Valley region in particular—has since secured itself in the minds (and palates) of wine lovers the world over. With the rise in the popularity and recognition of Napa wines over the years, the sleepy stretch of farmland and quaint towns have been thrust into the international culinary and travel spotlight. As vineyards sprang …