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Bell Winery

“Wine is grown in the vineyard…we are merely stewards of nature while the wine is in our cellar.”  Anthony Bell .   I had driven by this sign on Washington Street in Yountville many, many times, but had never taken the opportunity to visit Bell Winery.  Huge mistake!  When I was invited by Maggie Bernat, their …

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Thumbprint Cellars

    You’ve decided to visit the little town of Healdsburg, CA, the undisputed #1 small town in America, according to Travel & Leisure Magazine.  Where to start?  That is the question.  With over 25 tasting rooms within walking distance of the town square, it can be a bit of a challenge to choose.  Let …

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Bennett Lane Winery

At the northernmost point in the Napa Valley, nestled just between the Vaca and the Mayacamas mountain ranges, sits Bennett Lane Winery.  It was a mere 9 years ago that owners Randy & Lisa Lynch purchased the land and built their winery, and what a meteoric rise they have had!  An astonishing 34 90+ point …

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Mike Grgich…A Legend turns 90

I recently had the great honor of being invited to have lunch with Mike Grgich.  This year he turned 90, and the one year long celebration of his birth and accomplishments is in full swing. From humble beginnings in Croatia, he came to America in 1954 with a dream…to make the finest wine in the …

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