Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the Grand Re-Opening Party at Trefethen Family Winery with my husband, Bill. About Trefethen Family Vineyards Trefethen is located in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll district, just south of the town of Yountville. On August 24, 2014, the Napa earthquake hit shortly before 3:30 a.m. with a powerful 6.0 magnitude. I remember it all too well! Trefethen’s tasting room, an historic building built in 1886, shifted 4 feet during the quake. After…

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Over the last several weeks I have been sharing some highlights from Festival Napa Valley 2016, a 10-day celebration and of music, art, food, wine and dance that raises funds to enrich art and community programs in Napa Valley. It’s the third season in a row I have covered this event, formerly known as Festival del Sole. This year I had the opportunity to attend most of the events on the Festival Napa Valley calendar, which was…

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A major highlight of my summer was experiencing Festival Napa Valley 2016, a 10-day celebration and of music, art, food, wine and dance that raises funds to enrich art and community programs. It’s the third season in a row I have covered this event, formerly known as Festival del Sole. This year I had the opportunity to attend most of the events on the Festival Napa Valley calendar, which was such a special treat for me and…

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My husband and I recently attended the eighth annual Heritage Fire in Napa at Charles Krug Winery. Heritage Fire is part of the Cochon 555 U.S. Tour. This live-fire food and wine event showcases over 50 top chefs and butchers from around the country, as well as 35 wines, beer and cider. Heritage and heirloom foods are used to create a dozens of dishes using a variety of whole animals roasted over open fires and prepared by top…

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In a post earlier this month, I wrote about my stay at SENZA Hotel, while covering Festival Napa Valley. SENZA Hotel is owned by Vintners Craig and Kathryn Hall, who also own the internationally known HALL Wines in St. Helena and WALT Wines in Sonoma. Kathryn Walt Hall and her family have been growing grapes in Mendocino since 1972. In 1995, she and her husband, Craig, bought their first vineyard in Napa Valley and have produced premium cabernet sauvignon under their…

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Last month I had the pleasure of staying at SENZA Hotel in Napa Valley while covering events at Festival Napa Valley 2016. Festival Napa Valley, formerly known as Festival del Sole, is a 10-day annual celebration of music, art, food, wine and dance that raises funds to enrich art and community programs. During my stay at SENZA Hotel, I got to know this luxury property well and am excited to tell you all about it!…

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