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Taste 8 Amazing Chardonnays in Napa Valley

by FREELANCE on SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

You may know that the 1976 Judgement of Paris put Napa Valley on the map. But what you might not know is that Mike Grgich was the winemaker behind the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that snatched the honor. Today, Mike Grgich owns Grgich Hills Estate in Oakville, California, and with his influence on this corner of Wine Country, it’s no surprise that others have taken note and established their own Chardonnay operations closeby. Here are our favorite Napa Valley Chardonnays from the Oakville and Rutherford regions.

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9 Napa Valley Wineries Open After 5 p.m.

by WINECOUNTRY STAFF on DECEMBER 29, 2015

What’s a wine lover to do after 5 p.m. in Napa Valley? Most wineries close their doors at 5:00 p.m., but if you want to keep tasting into the evening, we have you covered. Below is a list of some of the best wineries and tasting rooms that stay open after the sun goes down, so you can keep the wine tasting party rolling.

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A Guide to Napa Valley Cult Wineries

by WINECOUNTRY STAFF on DECEMBER 22, 2015

A “cult” wine is a strange kind of wine that you hear all about but never get to taste. Made in small quantities and sold for high prices, these wines often earn high scores from the Grand Poobahs of wine criticism, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator.

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When He Says Small Production He Means It: Holman Cellars

by WINECOUNTRY STAFF on NOVEMBER 3, 2014

Hard at work in his South Napa warehouse, Owner/Winemaker Jason Holman means it when he says he has a small production winery. Jason, and his wife Helen, handle day to day operations of their industrial chic boutique setup. Holman Cellars can be described as the quintessential “Garagiste” winery. With a case production of only 400 …

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Family-Owned and Sustainably Farmed: Tasting on the Silverado Trail

by WINECOUNTRY STAFF on NOVEMBER 3, 2014

Traveling north on the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley, you will find yourself surrounded by the Mayacamas Range to the west and the Vaca Mountains to the east. Along this breathtaking route are three family-owned, sustainably farmed Napa Valley wineries. We think you will enjoy the relaxed-pace that tasting at these wineries will offer. Anderson’s …

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