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Interview with Doug Shafer at Shafer Vineyards

Interview with Doug Shafer: Courage, Risk, & Luck By Marisa D’Vari I first met Shafer Vineyards Founder John Shafer in 2001 when I interviewed him in his Stags Leap District… More »

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HALL raises $180,000 for #ANV14

How would you like to fly in luxury to both the Napa Valley and Rome to enjoy the high end lifestyle experience offered by the Halls for their Auction Valley… More »

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#ANV12: Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Raises over $60,000 for Napa Valley Charities

At the @ANV14 (Napa Valley Auction June 7 bidding went wild for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, raising over 60,000 for local charities. Along with many bottles of Cask 23 was… More »

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RAYMOND VINEYARDS’ LIVE LOT AT 2014 AUCTION NAPA VALLEY RAISES $840,000 FOR THE NAPA VALLEY COMMUNITY

Can you just imagine the excitement? I can – because I was there! I’ve actually been coming to the auction for many years, beginning when I was an executive at… More »

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#ANV14: Private Dinner at Vineyard 7 & 8

“Welcome,” says Wesley Steffens, General Manager and Associate Winemaker at Vineyard 7 & 8, a gorgeous property that overlooks the valley through giant floor to ceiling windows. We were guests… More »

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#ANV14 Evening at Pritichard Hill at Montagna Winery with Brand, Chappellet, Continuum, and David Arthur Winery

“Welcome,” said Bob Long, greeting guests standing with wine glasses in hand in the stunning garden of the Montagna Winery at an 1100 feet elevation offering 360 degree views of… More »

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The St. Supery Experience: Day 2

…. So the Saturday St. Supery experience is all about the special programs the team has developed at St. Supery to give guests the total “St. Supery Experience” The most… More »

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Visiting St. Supery: Day 1, Part 1

“Here’s your 4:30 am wake up call!” says an impossibly cheerful voice, rousing me from a melatonin-induced sleep. In the darkness of my hotel room I quickly dress … and… More »

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New WInemaker at Gary Farrell Winery

 Now it’s not typical of me to comment on new winemakers, yet I recently enjoyed recent vintages of Gary Farrell Winery so much I am taking note of Theresa Heredia… More »

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Food & wine Pairing at Cakebread Cellars during Symposium for Professional Wine Writers

Very interesting seminar at the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers — a “bean tasting” with various wines from Cakebread! It is based on Cakebread’s American Harvest Workshop which features five… More »

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Conversation with Michael Richmond of Bouchaine Vineyards, Carneros

  “Roasting a barrel is like roasting coffee,” says colorfully-spoken winemaker and GM of Bouchaine Vineyards, Michael Richmond. We are talking about the influence of French oak on the 2008… More »

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Update on Marston Family Vineyard Wine Dinner at Park Avenue Spring

Elizabeth Marston and Husband Jamie of Marston Family Winery at Park Avenue Spring   Last Thursday it was very exciting to meet Elizabeth Marston and her husband Jamie, who with… More »

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