Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 123: Charles Johnston, Helena View Winery
Debra catches up with Charles Johnston of Helena View Winery, located in the Calistoga region of California, which was formed back in 1992 as a weekend project of building the winery and growing grapes for Charles. Charles tells Debra how they've been certified organic since 1992 and how important he believes this is, as well as the eco-friendly aspect of the winery itself.
Napa Cellars - Napa, California
Napa Cellars was founded by Rich Frank and Koerner Rombauer in 1996 and today it is owned by the Trinchero Family Estates which owns 27 brands in the United States and Australia, including Sutter Home, Little Boomey, Ménage à Trois, Napa Cellars, and Trinchero Napa Valley. The winery is conveniently located on Highway 29 near two excellent restaurants -- The Mustards Grill and Brix Restaurant. Napa Cellars winemaker Todd Graff produces a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, as well as limited amounts of Syrah, Sparkling Rose, Late Harvest Zinfandel and Late Harvest Semillon, all bearing the Napa Valley designation.
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Franciscan Estate 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Laura Barrett of Clif Family Winery Napa Valley
Rose, Cabernet, Pinot or Gewurztraminer, all are a pleasant take along for a nice long bike ride and picnic. Clif Family Winery knows all about bike rides. Clif Family is owned by Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford best known for the famous Clif Bar. Laura Barrett is winemaker for Clif and we managed to catch up with her at the tasting room Velo Vino in the heart of Napa Valley.
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Comfort Inn Calistoga Hot Springs of the West 3 Stars Calistoga, California
Comfort Inn Calistoga Hot Springs of the West 3 Stars Calistoga, California Within US Travel Directory One of our top picks in alistoga. Located in the heart of Napa Valley Wine Country, this hotel is minutes from popular local attractions such as the Napa Valley Wine Train. Rooms include guest robes and iHome docking stations.
All spacious guest rooms at Comfort Inn Calistoga Hot Springs of the West include flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, beds with duvet covers and a coffee machine.
Hot Springs of the West at Calistoga uses an underground hot spring to naturally heat the outdoor pool and hot tub. Guests can relax and enjoy the benefits of benefits of the geothermal-heated mineral water after a day of wine tasting. Guests also have access to fitness centre with treadmills, an exercise bike and free weights. A business centre with fax and photocopying services is also available.
A daily hot breakfast is offered to guests of Comfort Inn Calistoga. Breakfast includes eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors.
Local attractions include Old Faithful Geyser, the Petrified Forest and the Silverado Trail. Some of Napa Valley's most prestigious wineries including Sterling Vineyards, Markham Vineyards and Rombauer Vineyards are nearby.
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Comfort Inn Calistoga Hot Springs of the West, 1865 Lincoln Avenue CA 94515, USA
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Tasting the Hess Select Chardonnay with Winemaker Dave Guffy and Viticulurist Sander Sheer
Winemaker Dave Guffy and Viticulturist Sander Sheer of The Hess Collection Winery taste and talk about the Hess Select Monterery Chardonnay. It was a beautiful 65 degree January afternoon in Napa, so we decided to take a visit to our Mount Veeder vineyards. As you can see, with these panoramic views, we have it pretty good up here.
4570 Atlas Peak Road, Sutro Ranch, Napa, California
4570 Atlas Peak Road | Napa, California | Sutro Ranch | Ted Bartlett & Tina Bartlett Hinckley | Lynn Moore & Bart Moore | Pacific Union International, Christie's Great Estates
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Franciscan Napa Valley Chardonnay 2009 - Two Thumbs Up Wine
ThumbsUpWine.com: The Franciscan Napa Valley Chardonnay 2009 is for the fans of the true California big butter and oak style. And the finish just goes on and on in the right way. Certainly feels bigger and more expensive than the $15 average retail.
1987 J.Lohr Tasting with Gary Fisch & Chad Watkins
Join Gary and CSW Chad Watkins as they taste a 1987 J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon from Gary's own wine cellar.