Whitehall Lane : California Wine with Tony
Whitehall Land Winery in Rutherford, started in 1979, is a family-owned winery with 44 hectares of land. In the mid-19th century, Napa Valley settlers cultivated the land and made it ideal for winemaking.
And in 1993, the Leonardini Family of San Francisco took over the Whitehall Lane Estate. The winery, which uses state-of-the-art technology, ships 45,000 cases a year, mainly Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ehlers Estate - St. Helena, California
Ehlers Estate produces Bordeaux varietal wines from their 100% certified organic and biodynamic estate vineyard located on loamy bench soils just north of the town of St. H elena. To see a review and more pictures, check the following link:
Franciscan Estate Winery - St. Helena, California
Franciscan Estate Winery was founded in 1972 by a group of lawyers and doctors from San Francisco who decided to try turning their passion for wine into a business. To read my review of the winery and the wines see the link below:
Salvestrin Winery - St. Helena, California
Salvestrin Winery is a family-owned winery. Since 1932, the Salvestrin family has been in the business of growing grapes and selling them to nearby wineries from their St. Helena estate vineyard. Rich Salvestrin, a third-generation family member, decided it was due time that the family begin making wine from their fabulous vineyards that were winning awards for their client wineries. Rich enrolled in the Fresno State University wine program and, shortly after completion of his studies, began making Salvestrin wine. The first vintage was released in 1994.
To see my review of Salvestrin Vineyards and pictures check out California Wine Tasting Adventures:
Merryvale Vineyards - St. Helena, California
Merryvale Vineyards was the first winery built in Napa Valley following the repeal of Prohibition. Merryvale produces about 10,000 cases of wine a year, consisting of both Bordeaux, Burgundian and Rhone varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Viognier, and Syrah. Their most notable and highly acclaimed wine is called Profile, a proprietary red blend using Bordeaux varietals.
To see my review of Merryvale Vineyards and pictures check out California Wine Tasting Adventures:
$50,000,000 SUPER ULTRA MODERN MEGA VINEYARD ESTATE NAPA VALLEY CALIFORNIA
THE ULTIMATE VINEYARD ESTATE !
IN AN ULTRA PRIVATE LOCATION !
SURROUNDED BY THE EXCLUSIVE WORLD RENOWNED VINEYARDS OF NAPA VALLEY !
(Tres Sabores, Grgich Hills Estate, Alpha Omega Winery, & Beaulieu Vineyards)
1561 S Whitehall Lane Saint Helena California 94574
7 beds 10 baths 2,229 sqft
As though rising among the St. Helena vineyards like a megalith, this unrivaled Napa Valley Modern Vineyard Estate on 20+/- acres is the rare confluence of world-class, modern architecture & design, the highest caliber construction and an enviable, ultra-private location within minutes from town.
Having completed five years of planning, design & build, notable Bay Area architect Lewis Butler’s vision of a modern vineyard masterpiece reveals now. Whitehall Estate is commandingly sited with views of the 14+/- sweeping, verdant acres of AVA Rutherford cabernet sauvignon grapes that surround.
At 6,700sf (10,365sf under roof), this modern Residence features elements rarely found in new homes: imbued infrastructure commensurate for a hotel or subdivision, and a steel-suspended, floating system for showcasing a wine collection. Large glass walls slide open to create seamless indoor/outdoor experiences with an “only-in-California,” Mid-Century ambiance of spaciousness and light.
At the centermost core of the Residence is an oversized 21st century Chef’s kitchen and a butler’s kitchen. The sun-drenched, outdoor pavilion features an open-air Kitchen and an infinity-edge swimming pool and spa.
The over-sized Master suite encompasses a spa-like bath, a voluminous walk-in closet and a private office or yoga/meditation room.
An adjacent Spa House of 776sf (1,400sf under roof) is flexible for use as an art space or yoga/fitness studio. Visiting guests, family or personal staff will luxuriate in the 2,250sf (3,000sf under roof), three-bedroom Guest House.
The Whitehall vineyard, in its third leaf, will soon enjoy its first harvest enabling the new owner to consider creating a private label Cabernet Sauvignon wine. The Whitehall winery license has been approved for a 10,000 gallon per year production facility.
$50,000,000 HISTORIC ICONIC SUPER MEGA MANSION OF THE WEALTHY AND POWERFUL
$70,000,000 SUPERTECH MEGAMANSION SILICON VALLEY THE EXCLUSIVE LOS ALTOS HILLS
$20,000,000USD AUSTRALIAN ULTRAMODERN MEGA MANSION
$200,000,000 CELEBRITY ULTRA LUXURY SUPERYACHT SOLANDGE
St Helena California, a walking tour
St Helena California, a walking tour. Napa Valley
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Stony Hill Vineyards - St. Helena
To see my review of Stony Hill Vineyards and pictures check out California Wine Tasting Adventures:
Umpqua Winery - Henry Estate Winery
- Henry Estate Winery hosts many events during the year. You don't want to miss the annual Henry Goes Wine festival in August at
687 Hubbard Creek Road
Umpqua, OR 97486
We also host weddings, private parties, holiday events and, of course, wine tours. Contact us to experience a consistently well-made, high-quality bottle of Henry Estate wine. We'd love to hear from you.
Be sure to visit our beautiful river-side winery while in the Umpqua Valley. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it in the lovely Memory Garden, honoring Cal & Ella Henry, built by family and friends in memory of Cal & Ella Henry, who were instrumental in helping Scott & Sylvia Henry get the winery started next to the vineyards.
Together, the estate vineyards and the garden create pastoral surroundings not to be forgotten. The Tasting Room and Gift Shop only enhance the experience for the wine enthusiast and shopper.
Tasting at Scribe winery! How we arrived at wine club members the first dang visit on the blog.. sundaystateofmind/scribewinery
inside Del Dotto Winery in St Helena, Napa CA
short video of the interior of Del Dotto Winery
An afternoon at Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
A great alternative on a cloudy shore day, Hawk Haven offers vineyard tours every afternoon and a tasting room that is open year-round. Live local entertainment and a wide variety of wines make this stop a no-brainer!
Quintessa - St. Helena, California
Quintessa was founded in 2002 by Valeria and Agustin Huneeus. Their goal was to produce a singular estate Bordeaux style wine. To see more pictures and read a review, check the following link:
Far Niente Winery - Oakville, California
One of the most beautiful estates in the Napa Valley, Far Niente Winery was founded in Oakville, California in 1885 and restored in 1979. They specialize in Burgundian stye Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Sauterne-style wine called Dolce. To see a review and more pictures check the link below:
Franciscan Estate 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Mt St Helena,Calistoga, Ca morning of December 9, 2011 08:20 AM
At my house morning of December 9, 2011 08:20 AM
Franciscan Estate - Devotion to Wines of True Character
For over 35 years there has been a select group of winemakers in the Napa Valley who have been pioneering the craft of fine winemaking. One of the founding members of this lineage established pristine vineyards in Oakville, and focused on the meticulous principles of small-lot winemaking and his unwavering pursuit to capture the supreme expression of the land. Franciscan Estate was established in 1973 and began producing wines of true character from our Oakville estate in 1975. At Franciscan Estate, we only use grapes of the highest quality worthy to bear the Franciscan Estate crest. We strive to create wines of the highest character and excellence in every vintage. This is what devotion to wines of true character is all about. It is in every bottle and embodied in our crest that has been a sign of excellence on our wines for over 20 years.
Southbridge Napa Valley in St. Helena CA
Prices: . . .. .. ... . . . . . . .. .. .. Southbridge Napa Valley 1020 Main Street St. Helena CA 94574 In downtown Saint Helena, this designer hotel is adjacent to Merryvale Winery. It features a spa with outdoor pool and spacious rooms with fireplace and a private balcony. A refrigerator, minibar and coffee maker are standard in every classically-designed room at Southbridge Napa Valley. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a cable TV and air conditioning. Free access to Health Spa at Napa Valley is provided to guests of Southbridge Napa Valley. The spa has a hot tub and gym. Massage and body treatment service menus are also available. A light breakfast of pastries, fruit and coffee is served at the inn. Next door, Pizzeria Tra Vigne serves authentic brick oven pizza and fresh pasta. Ristorante Ta Vigne is a short walk away and offers Italian specialties. Parking is free on site. Just a 90 minute drive from Sacramento and San Francisco, this property is a 4 minute walk from Christopher Hill Art Gallery.
Andretti Estate Winery - Napa, California
Andretti Estate Winery was founded in 1996 by world famous Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR driver Mario Andretti and his longtime friend, Joe Antonini. Andretti Winery focuses on producing world Italian varietal wines such as Pinot Grigio, Dolcetto, Sangiovese and a Super Tuscan as well as French varietal such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. You can read my review and see more pictures at: