Napa by Appointment: Burgess Cellars

Napa by Appointment: Burgess Cellars

Back in February when Paul and I visited Burgess Cellars. This visit was made possible by a friend of mine Elizabeth Werner Miller who had just relocated out to Napa from the Hudson Valley. I’ve been trying to get Elizabeth to be a judge at my wine competition for the...
Conn Creek Small Lot Wines

Conn Creek Small Lot Wines

Conn Creek Winery a winery I have passed numerous times on the Silverado Trail and have never stopped in. Why? I don’t know, but after this #winestudio program you bet I will be stopping by the next time I am in Napa. Conn Creek was founded in 1973 and is named after...
Napa by Appointment: Ehlers Estate

Napa by Appointment: Ehlers Estate

My first experience with Ehlers Estate was with their Rose during #winestudio Rose education and I was hooked. I ended up ordering additional bottles of the Rose because I liked it so much. When I knew I was going to Napa I made an appointment to visit.   It was our...
Napa by Appointment: Bell Wine Cellars

Napa by Appointment: Bell Wine Cellars

I recently spent a few days in Napa before heading to the bay area for a party. Every stop we made was pre-arrange by appointment. This is a wonderful way to experience the wineries! There was no cattle call, making your way to the tasting room bar and the people...
Markham Cellar 1879 Blend

Markham Cellar 1879 Blend

Located in St. Helena Markham winery is actually one of the first wineries founded in the Napa Valley.  Founded by Jean Laurent who built the winery in 1874, he was on of the largest producers back in the California wine boom of the 1880’s. One hundred or so...