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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Green and Red Vineyards

June 25, 2019 | By freshmint

Green & Red Vineyard, named for its red iron soils veined with green serpentine, is located in the steep hills on the east side of Napa Valley. The planting was started in 1972 on ground originally in vineyards in the 1890’s. 31 acres of vineyard are planted within the 200 acre parcel. Three separate mountain […]

Day Zinfandel

June 19, 2019 | By freshmint

Chase Cellars

June 14, 2019 | By freshmint

In the heart of Saint Helena, our historic Hayne Vineyard is home to 112-year old heritage Zinfandel vines and the source of some of the most highly rated Zinfandel in California. Like living works of art, each of these old vines is a unique spirit unto itself. Our vines are dry-farmed, head-trained, hand-tended and managed […]

Ballentine Vineyards

June 3, 2019 | By freshmint

Looking for historic estate grown Zinfandel with a lot of heart? Well, look to Ballentine Vineyards (rhymes with valentine) – smack dab in the heart of Napa Valley. Few wineries in Napa Valley can match Ballentine for family history and a track record for the stewardship of vineyards that dates back a full century. Ballentine’s […]

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