2017 Summer BBQ & Barrel Tasting at Yao Family Wines

Hoopster Who Loves Wines ... To the Yao Family Wines Tasting Room we go where they were celebrating the dog days of summer with a barbeque that featured ribs, sausage, chicken and all the sides, along with your choice of Napa Crest Rose, Sauvignon Blanc or Red Blend. The tasting also featured the very first [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Napa Wineries|Comments Off on 2017 Summer BBQ & Barrel Tasting at Yao Family Wines

Comstock Wines

Bocce, Pizza, Wine ... Bob and Sandy Comstock have been selling grapes for over a decade. But they always wanted their own tasting room. So in August 2015, they opened a nice, expansive facility and tasting room, debuting their own wine label at the same time.  Complete with an outdoor pizza oven and bocce ball court, visitors can book [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Comstock Wines

Clos Du Val Dinner

Perfect Night For A Wine Dinner... “A Dragon Lady?” laughed, Clos Du Val’s head winemaker Ted Henry as we walked through his vines, before sitting down for Clos Du Val’s fun, gorgeous night out supper at their new vineyard in Yountville.  “What are you talking about?”  The Insider read a piece recently in Forbes about Madame Bize-Leroy of Domaine-Leroy, [...]

By | August 20th, 2017|Napa Wineries|Comments Off on Clos Du Val Dinner

Limerick Lane Wines

 Wine Man, Family Man... You want some kicks?? How about a walk thru of a 100-plus-year- old winery, 10 minutes from downtown Healdsburg? We’re talking Limerick Lane Wines. If you love Zinfandel wines like the Insider does, then you owe it to yourself to go down to Limerick Lane Wines and may be lucky enough to partake in some very nice [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Limerick Lane Wines

Rutherford Dust Society – Rutherford Chili Ball

Did You Say Chili ... Off to the Pestoni Estate Family Winery where it is hosting Rutherford Dust Society's the Return of the Original Rutherford Chili Ball - a fun, family friendly event that has firemen participating too. Wines by RDS members and local beers were available throughout the afternoon, complimented by a full BBQ [...]

By | August 12th, 2017|Napa Wineries, Play in Napa|Comments Off on Rutherford Dust Society – Rutherford Chili Ball

18th Annual Mount Veeder Appellation Wine Tasting

A Fun Day ... The Insider was at the 18th Annual Mount Veeder Appellation Wine Tasting at the Hess Winery.  There was food, wines, music, silent auction and nice weather.    A bunch of good cabs from the wineries and some good blues from the Hummingbirdsz made for a fun Saturday afternoon.   It was [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Napa Wineries|Comments Off on 18th Annual Mount Veeder Appellation Wine Tasting

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – Marcus Notaro

From Washington to Napa, California .... Down to the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars where we do the Insider quiz with head winemaker Marcus Notaro, who has been on the job for three years, since coming down from Washington State where he had been head winemaker with Col Solare – all without changing employers. Both wineries are co-owned by Ste. Michelle [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Napa Wineries|Comments Off on Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – Marcus Notaro