Melville Winery a Sta. Rita Hills Winery With Wines That I Adore

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Situated amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Western Santa Ynez Valley, Melville is dedicated to producing exceptional cold-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah grown exclusively in their estate vineyards throughout the Sta. Rita Hills appellation.  Melville Winery started in 1996 with founder Ron Melville's desire to grow cold-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah which led ...

The Top 10 Pizza’s in San Francisco

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For those of you Pizza lovers like me, hopefully you'll enjoy my Top 10 Pizza's in San Francisco list. This will evolve as I find new favorite spots and there is no order, everything on this list is incredible and a must try! Happy dining.  1). Americano Restaurant in The Hotel Vitale - You may be surprised ...

Calistoga’s Harvest Table Dinner & Wine Event a Calistoga Must Do!

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This year I had the pleasure of attending the third annual Calistoga Harvest Table® event which was held on Sunday, Sept. 11, under the harvest moon. In celebration of a plentiful harvest season, 13 local restaurants and 44 wineries welcomed visitors and locals to 1,000 feet of tables in the center of the city’s picturesque downtown. ...

The Best Napa Valley Wineries Including Fabulous Duckhorn Vineyards

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Where is Duckhorn Vineyards: Duckhorn Vineyards is located in St. Helena Napa along the Silverado Trail.   1000 Lodi Ln, St Helena, CA 94574.  What to expect when you visit: Duckhorn is a very well-known Napa Valley Winery. They are known for their Cabernet Sauvignon's, Chardonnays and their overall lovely experience. After you visit you will see for yourself ...

Sonoma County California Top 10 Wineries & Tasting Rooms

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Below is a running list of my favorite Top 10 Sonoma Wineries at any given moment. This will be like the Eater 38 list which changes every month. So, visit often as I’ll be updating it as I discover new Wineries I love. Click on the link to read my post & review on the spot.  Note, there is no ...

Jordan Winery’s Fall Harvest Lunch in Healdsburg California

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 It feels like just yesterday that I first visited Jordan Winery, yet it was in April of 2014.  I fell in love with Jordan Winery, not only because of the beautiful estate and the delicious wine but then falling in love after learning more about the family business behind this well-known wine brand. As someone who's ...

The Incredible Three Sticks Wines Adobe in downtown Sonoma

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Three Sticks Adobe Tasting Room is quite possibly the most unique, charming, memorable tasting room experience I have ever had. This is because of the rich history found in the adobe property which was restored by Proprietor Bill Price (if his name rings a bell it may be because he also owns Kistler is an ...

Cameron Hughes Wines An Incredible California Brand You Should Get To Know

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For those of you like me who love to drink wines and are looking for a wine that is both delicious and price friendly, Cameron Hughes Wine is a brand that you will be thrilled to learn about. I recently discovered this California brand which unlike most wineries you know, does not have their own vineyards or a ...

The New JCB Tasting Salon & Atelier in Yountville

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Early Spring of 2016 Jean Charles Boisset (aka J.C.B.) of Boisset Family Wines opened the Atelier by JCB  in Yountville. I was invited for a press preview so was lucky enough to visit before the grand opening and be hosted by Jean Charles and his incredible team. WOW!! It’s really hard to put into words ...

Dunstan Wines From The Fabulous Durell Vineyard

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Where is Durell Vineyard and what makes it so special: Located in the southwestern hills of Sonoma Valley, the Durell Vineyard stretches across three separate and overlapping appellations: Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Valley and a small corner of Carneros. This unique area enjoys the best characteristics of each appellation—the cooling effect of San Pablo Bay to the South, the ...

The Incredible Bourgogne Winetasting with Winemaker Amaury Devillard

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Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting with Winemaker Amaury Devillard and the team behind Wines of Bourgogne (aka Wines of Burgundy as us Americans call it).  The team was in town and I met them to taste through various wines of Burgundy.  As a California girl I've become very familiar with California wines the past four years ...

The Incredible Hotel Healdsburg in Downtown Healdsburg

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Located 67 miles north of San Francisco, Hotel Healdsburg encompasses the Sonoma wine country’s simplicity and charm. The Hotel is set on the western edge of Healdsburg's historic town plaza, and guests can enjoy some of the world's finest vineyards, restaurants and shops within minutes of the front steps. The recently renovated rooms are gorgeous plus ...

A Day of R & R at The Hotel Healdsburg Pool & Spa

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As a San Francisco based blogger I have always had visit to The Hotel Healdsburg on my bucket list of places I would love to stay at. I had heard numerous times how gorgeous it was, what incredible service to expect and of course of the incredible Chef Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen Restaurant located ...