Courtney Humiston

Courtney Humiston

Courtney Humiston

Courtney Humiston is a professional writer who moved from New York City to Napa Valley in 2010 to nurture a burgeoning passion for wine. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and a Certified Sommelier, she has spent time in vineyards and wineries and cellars around the world. She contributes regularly for Decanter.com and her work has appeared in The World of Fine Wine, The San Francisco Chronicle and La Cucina Italiana among others.

  1. Julien Fayard

    Julien Fayard

    Trained in Bordeaux, where he worked for the esteemed First Growth Château Lafite-Rothschild, and in Provence, Fayard moved to Napa Valley in 2006.
  2. Sarah Vandendriessche

    Sarah Vandendriessche

    Our series on the next generation of great Napa winemaker features Elizabeth Spencer winemaker Sarah Vandendriessche
  3. Becky George, Kelly Fleming Wines

    Becky George, Kelly Fleming Wines

    Napa's young guns: individuals who are shaping the future of this storied region. This is the first in a series.
  4. Napa Pioneers: Stuart Smith, a hillside trailblazer

    Napa Pioneers: Stuart Smith, a hillside trailblazer

    Interview with Napa pioneer Stuart Smith of Smith Madrone on Spring Mountain.
  5. Pioneers of Napa: Peter Mondavi Sr.

    Pioneers of Napa: Peter Mondavi Sr.

    Peter Mondavi Sr who just turned 99 years old is one of the great Napa pioneers
  6. Young Guns of Napa: Christopher Vandendriessche

    Young Guns of Napa: Christopher Vandendriessche

    Interview with winemaker Christopher Vandendriessche at White Rock Vineyards
  7. Cathy Corison

    Cathy Corison

    Interview with Napa winemaker Cathy Corison.
  8. Ribolla: An Obscure Italian Grape Grows in Napa

    Ribolla: An Obscure Italian Grape Grows in Napa

    Ribolla Gialla—a high-acid white grape—is not the most obvious variety to grow in Napa.
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