Road Trip: California Wine Country

Barrel blending at a boutique winery, revamped luxury hotels and California delectables

Flanked by mountain ranges, Napa Valley is protected from the Pacific’s chilly marine influences and sweltering heat of the Central Valley, serendipitously forming a cradle that today nests 16 unique American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Exploring this world-famous corridor by car reveals more than a wealth of esteemed wineries, there are also historic landmarks, farm-to-table eateries, and a thriving luxury hotel scene. Starting in Healdsburg, then …

The Prisoner Wine Company’s Unconventional New Home

A new way to experience the beloved brand, and Napa Valley

Napa Valley was blanketed in smoke the weekend The Prisoner Wine Company opened its tasting room to the public. The devastating fire had just begun its trail of destruction 150 miles north, and the region’s usually crisp ocean air looked and felt more like something out of a dystopian thriller. It made approaching The Prisoner’s fortress-like new home downright eerie. Located off Highway 29 in …

Napa Valley’s Second Annual RoséFest at Sterling Vineyards

A picturesque and tasty celebration of pink wine, that also benefits Susan G Komen

For those rosé enthusiasts who have not yet committed to a case or three of pink wine for summer, there is no better way to learn about rosé than at a wine tasting session. And the ultimate rosé event will take place this coming Saturday at Napa Valley‘s Sterling Vineyards RoséFest: a full day of rosé-sipping, vineyard-basking, and appetizer-nibbling. And, while that reads as an …