Saturday, November 30, 2019
One of the most requested St Helena venues we receive from our guests is Redmon Winery. Lisa the winemaker & owner exudes passion & commitment to producing wines that are known to be some of the best in Napa Valley. One reason why is because they are located on the St. Helena bench, their vineyard contains dry, rocky soil from the mountains, mixed with lush, volcanic soil from the valley floor. This unique soil combination results in a soft and elegant cabernet of superb quality.
Another is they use French oak barrels and unique winemaking practices that result in a truly handcrafted product. To increase the concentration, complexity, and quality of the fruit, they actually cut the historic yield of their vineyard in half! Each summer they perform what’s called a “green drop” meaning every other cluster of fruit is pruned back. This improves quality because the available nutrients go into half as much fruit as they would otherwise.
A final value-add attribute worth mentioning for future guests is they are one of the few venues that allow outside food for picnics on the back patio which overlooks the estate vineyard. Needless to say, this is an experience that you should not miss when visiting St. Helena and a must add to your next itinerary!
For more information, please call Jim Gramlich at 707-294-8413
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Sunday, November 24, 2019
A visit to Korbel Champagne Cellars is an example of the American Dream of success. It's also an opportunity to learn about and taste their champagne that is produced by the French "methode champenoise". You will learn why Korbel can still use the term "champagne" and how you can taste Korbel's other delicious dinner wines.