webstorytellers.com produced this video for the Silverado Trail. This is the road less traveled in Napa Valley California. There are many wineries, red wine, white wine, tasting rooms, Napa Valley wine gifts, and international wineries that serve up Napa Valley Wines that are second to none.
Ep 26 Napa Valley Wine Tasting - Darioush Winery - Vine Cliff Vineyards - White Collar Vagabond
Jennifer & I celebrated our 1 year anniversary with a trip to the San Francisco Bay area and enjoyed our special day with a trip to Napa Valley with wonderful friends and a wine tasting at the Darioush winery and a fabulous picnic at the Vine Cliff Vineyards.
The Darioush Winery story is wonderful and Frank shared it with us:
The Darioush Story
The opening of the new winery and visitor center is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting moments in my life. Ever since I was a young man, when I began my passion for great wine, I dreamt of this day.
Darioush Khaledi grew up in Shiraz, one of Iran's prominent wine-growing regions. His father was a hobbyist winemaker and as a young boy, Khaledi used to sneak sips from the barrel; as a young adult he became a devoted collector of fine wines.
Trained as a civil engineer and with a career in construction, Darioush left Iran in the late 1970's and emigrated to Southern California where he was faced with the challenge of rebuilding his life. Darioush and his brother-in-law pooled their resources and purchased a failing grocery store in the city of Los Angeles. Now thirty years later, together they operate one of the most successful independently owned grocery businesses in the United States, which alone employs over 1500 people.
As the success of his grocery business grew, his passion for fine wine transformed from collector to producer. No longer was Darioush interested solely in collecting the world's finest wines he was driven to create hand-crafted wines with the highest quality standards.
Darioush is the culmination of the worldwide search for the ultimate vineyard estate. The Darioush Estate's ninety-five acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Viognier.
Nestled in a quiet canyon above the Silverado Trail in the world famous Napa Valley stand the breathtaking vineyards of Vine Cliff Winery. Known for rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignons from the treasured Oakville Appellation and bold Chardonnays from the acclaimed Carneros District, Vine Cliff Winery prides itself on small lots of intensely flavored, hand-made wines.
Jessup Cellars Napa Amicis Tours.MOV
Jessup Cellars Tasting room is located in downtown Yountville, in the heart of the Napa Valley. They are nice place to visit for a tasting during a walking wine tour. The video is part of the Napa Valley Wine tour App from AmicisTours.com
Napa Valley Grapegrowers' 2013 Harvest News Conference
What: Napa Valley Grapegrowers' Harvest Press Conference streamed live from Trefethen Family Vineyards. Twenty minute discussion, followed by Q&A via @NVGrapegrowers on Twitter using hashtag #NVGHarvest.
Speakers include: • Jon Ruel - Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) President; COO, Trefethen Family Vineyards • Allison Cellini -- NVG member, Assistant Viticulturist at Renteria Vineyard Management • Remi Cohen - NVG member; Director of Winemaking & Viticulture, Cliff Lede Vineyards
Conference topics: • 2013 weather summary and its effect on the vintage growing season • How the industry is replanting for the next era in winegrowing • The evolving economy of grapegrowing • Farmworker Foundation 2013 highlights • Furthering quality and technology with innovation, new equipment
Our Trip to Napa Valley, July 4th Weekend, 2010
Documents our short visit with Shannon and Tien over 4th of July Weekend, 2010.