Highlights From Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Tasting + Auction

187 lots of the region's finest sell to benefit the non-profit Napa Valley Vintners

For the 23rd time, a weekend in February saw key players in the wine world descend upon St Helena, California for an auction of epic proportions: Premiere Napa Valley (PNV). Hundreds gathered within the stony walls of The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone to taste 187 lots and take a chance on their value. All proceeds from the event go to the non-profit Napa …

Word of Mouth: Napa Valley

Wineries, restaurants, relaxation and the way to get to it all

It’s safe to assume that destinations featuring superb wine are acutely aware of the desire for good food that tends to accompany it. California’s Napa Valley certainly is. The most prestigious wine region in the United States, Napa draws many for its vineyards, vines and wines stretching along several snug little towns. And yet, the restaurant scene has accumulated so much acclaim that people now …

Inside Silver Oak’s New, State-of-the-Art Winery, Alexander Valley

A green, pristine Sonoma facility worthy of the prestigious name it supports

For many red wine lovers, Silver Oak has become synonymous with luxuriant bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon over the last 45 years. These food-friendly, dynamic vintages hail from quality fruit met with virgin oak. Often, Silver Oak wines are consumed on special occasions—a reflection of their magnificence. But to truly understand what sets the brand apart requires a visit. Right now, two facilities welcome guests. There’s …