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Talley In The (Edna) Valley

For years, I have been running into Brian Talley, of Talley Vineyards, at a variety of Pinot Noir events. It was time for an in-depth, off the grid "run in" when the worlds of a venerable vintner and a wayward writer collide. On a crisp winter...

Sensational St. Helena

St. Helena offers an embarrassment of riches when it comes to food and wine. It is home to the famed Culinary Institute of America - the professional birthplace of dozens of talented chefs who went on to culinary fame and fortune. It is the wine...

Top 10 Yountville Wineries

The Little Appellation That Could  Boasting the very first vineyards in the Napa Valley and planted by George Yount in the mid-1800's, Yountville became an appellation in 1998. Although relatively small (about 2,700 or so acres are under vine) it is the home of some of the...