napa valley

  1. Warren Winiarski’s ‘Aha!’ Moment With Nathan Fay’s Homemade Wine

    Warren Winiarski’s ‘Aha!’ Moment With Nathan Fay’s Homemade Wine

    Winiarski compares his time at Souverain and Robert Mondavi Winery to climbing ever-taller peaks. “They were my guided lesser peaks, and Ivancie was my attempt at a solo.”
  2. Mt. Veeder’s Sky Vineyards: How to See a Future When Your World Is Ablaze

    Mt. Veeder’s Sky Vineyards: How to See a Future When Your World Is Ablaze

    "There are many ways to help wineries, but the easiest is simply to buy their wines or drink what you have and get more. That’s what we have been doing every night." Dorothy J. Gaiter & John Brecher
  3. We’ll Always Have Napa: Read This, Then Shut Your Eyes and Imagine

    We’ll Always Have Napa: Read This, Then Shut Your Eyes and Imagine

    "But thinking about Napa gives us and millions of others warm feelings because many of us have had some of the best times of our lives there. Just because we can’t go to Paris right now doesn’t mean we can’t look at pictures of the Eiffel Tower and dream about the day we can."
  4. Tom Gamble of Gamble Family Vineyards on Teasing out a Wine's Nuances

    Tom Gamble of Gamble Family Vineyards on Teasing out a Wine's Nuances

    "We have to produce good wines, at least us little guys, because we can't just live off this big Napa reputation — we have to keep advancing it." -Tom Gamble
  5. Ted Edwards On Crafting Nearly 35 Vintages at Freemark Abbey

    Ted Edwards On Crafting Nearly 35 Vintages at Freemark Abbey

    "I've gone out to do tastings, public pourings, and people have thought it was an actual abbey and that I'm one of the monks! I hate to disappoint them." -Ted Edwards, winemaker at Freemark Abbey
  6. Stony Hill Vineyard: A Toast to a Napa Valley Pioneer, With a Glass of Pinpoint Chardonnay

    Stony Hill Vineyard: A Toast to a Napa Valley Pioneer, With a Glass of Pinpoint Chardonnay

    "We’ve seen so many fine wineries become virtual bulk-wine producers after being bought by big companies." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher on the sale of Napa winery Stony Hill Vineyard
  7. Sauvignon Blanc That’s Profound? Sancerre ‘Expresses What Is Important’

    Sauvignon Blanc That’s Profound? Sancerre ‘Expresses What Is Important’

    "There’s something special about Sancerre. It has a confidence and depth that seem wise, even as it retains that lemon-lime, acidic, mineral-rich crispness that defines good Sauvignon Blanc." Dorothy J. Gaiter
  8. Lang & Reed: Franc Talk About Making It in Napa Without Billions

    Lang & Reed: Franc Talk About Making It in Napa Without Billions

    “That’s where the story comes in. People want the story. They want the romance that’s with it. They want an association with it. People want an experience, to have visited the winery or met the people who made it.” -John Skupny
  9. Mi Sueño Americano: Mi Sueño’s Rolando Herrera Lives Out His American Dream

    Mi Sueño Americano: Mi Sueño’s Rolando Herrera Lives Out His American Dream

    “I love what I do. The name says it all, Mi Sueño—which stands for ‘my dream’—and it’s a great honor to live the true American dream in something you love." -Rolando Herrera
  10. Hardy Wallace Gets Dirty And Rowdy

    Hardy Wallace Gets Dirty And Rowdy

    "With old guard, it seems like there's still the velvet rope to get in, and you don't go past that. With some of us in our generation, it's like, no, it's all inclusive." Hardy Wallace, Dirty and Rowdy
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