Cain Vineyards – Exploring Napa’s Complex Geology with Chris Howell

In all my years of traveling to Napa Valley, I had not had the opportunity to visit Spring Mountain.  The thrilling, hilly, twist turning drive up Spring Mountain to Cain Vineyards & Winery … [Read more...]

Transported to New Zealand – Explore the Wines of Villa Maria

As a wine lover, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of New Zealand is Sauvignon Blanc.  Sauvignon Blanc has almost become synonymous with New Zealand.  When I had the opportunity to taste … [Read more...]

Chateau Margaux – The Royalty of Bordeaux

The magnificent estate of Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux France dates back to the 12th century, where at the time, the property was reserved for use by royalty only.  It is quite amazing to know that … [Read more...]

Parés Baltà – El Penedès

My most favorite vineyard visit in the Penedès region was Parés Baltà, a family owned vineyard dating back to the late 1700's.  The vineyards are spread over 5 estates with 176 hectares.  With deep … [Read more...]