Charter Oak Winery

September 16, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Charter Oak Winery is a gem of Napa Valley. Like many other wineries in the valley it began as a small family operation. While it’s grown since its founding in the early 20th century by Italian immigrant Guido Ragghianti, Charter Oak is still family run, by Guido’s grandson Robert Fanucci, who continues to use much […]

Calafia Cellars

February 23, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Randle Johnson has forgotten more about grapevines, soil, and wine than many of today’s new winemakers will ever know. A medical student turned viticulturist and winemaker with a multi-page resumé and 40-plus vintages notched on his pruning shears, Randle is a practical wine-man of the first order. From Mount Veeder, to Mendocino, to Sonoma, to […]

Tres Sabores

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

Our small, family-owned ranch on the western Rutherford benchland of California’s Napa Valley produces organically certified Zinfandel, Cabernet, Petite Sirah, and Petit Verdot grapes, olives, Meyer lemons, and exotic pomegranate cultivars. Tres Sabores: the “Three Flavors” in any wine: those of the Terroir, the Artisan, and the Varietal. We’ve made single-vineyard wines since 1999. Single […]

T-Vine Winery

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

V. Sattui Winery

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

V. Sattui Winery stands today as the result of hard work, dedication, and the extraordinary vision of two men who happen to be related. Vittorio Sattui started the business in 1885 after emigrating from Genoa, Italy. The law-abiding Vittorio was forced to shut down when Prohibition went into effect, and the winery would lay dormant […]

Saddleback Cellars

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

Nestled in the heart of Oakville, Saddleback Cellars welcomes all visitors by appointment 10am to 4pm, every day of the week. The winery is a laid-back, no-frills place that is wholly focused on making the best wines of Napa Valley.  Nils Venge, Owner and Winemaker is recognized as the first American winemaker to get a […]

Rombauer Vineyards

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

When founders Koerner and Joan Rombauer moved their two children, two horses and five dogs to Napa Valley in 1972, they arrived armed with an appreciation for the intimate relationship between food and wine. Their appreciation stemmed from Koerner’s great aunt Irma Rombauer having authored internationally renowned cookbook the Joy of Cooking and his ancestors […]

Robert Biale Vineyards

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

Perfecting the old California classics, Robert Biale Vineyards has become a revered standard of heritage vineyard Zinfandel and Petite Sirah in Napa Valley. From the wineries’ inception, the Biale Founders have cherished the tradition of historic old vines (some dating to the 1880s!) and prize the small quantity of concentrated and intense fruit that they […]

Mike and Molly Hendry

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

In 1939, Mike Hendry’s grandparents purchased 120 acres of farmland at the base of Mount Veeder in Napa. This property remains in the Hendry family today and is now recognized as the Hendry Ranch Vineyard and Winery. Mike spent many of his childhood summers working the tractors, pruning the vines, and learning about the cultivation […]

Leonard Wine Company

July 8, 2019 | By freshmint

An American heritage grape, Zinfandel has deep roots in the California wine industry as the energy surrounding the production and consumption of this red wine varietal dates back to the 1848 California Gold Rush. The Italian varietal Primitivo and the Croatian varietal Crljenak Kastelanski are genetically identical to the American varietal Zinfandel, however California grown […]

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