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I am indeed a lucky girl.

A few years ago I moved to Napa Valley and I can say with confidence – it was a good life choice.

I've been fortunate enough to visit quite a few of the hundreds (literally) of wineries, restaurants and other fantastic places around this town — but there are still so many out there I have yet to experience.

Won't you come along while I explore Napa Valley? Have a look below for all the latest posts, and sign up for the Sunshine & Vines newsletter to stay updated on the latest happenings around town.


June 7, 2018
Sparkling Wine in Napa

The Best Wineries in Napa for Bubbles

Ahhh, sparkling wine. It’s not just for celebrations and brunch anymore. In fact, I think it’s perfect for any reason, any day. Don’t you agree? In […]
May 15, 2018
Happy Hour in St. Helena

Happy Hour in St. Helena

My friend, during a recent warm and springy day, suggested we make it our summer goal to hit up every Happy Hour in St. Helena. Obviously […]
April 12, 2018
bASH Wines Lineup

bASH Food & Wine Pairing Event

Wine Math (Wine + Food) x 30 = bASH. Saywhatnow? Bear with me as I explain this equation… The bASH Food Pairing & Wine Tasting Competition is […]
March 8, 2018
Wydown Hotel

St. Helena Shops and Stops

I walk up and down Main Street in St. Helena somewhat regularly, and I have a pretty standard line-up of shops and places I like to […]
February 20, 2018
Auberge du Soleil Bistro Deck

Restaurant: Auberge du Soleil

February was my least favorite month when I was young. Having grown up on the east coast, I remember it as the coldest and darkest month […]
January 30, 2018
Starmont Tasting Room

Itinerary: A Day Trip to Napa Valley

Only have time for a day trip to Napa Valley? No problem. Here’s an itinerary that will get you up here and enjoying yourself quick-smart. Let’s make […]
January 24, 2018
Robert Mondavi Cellar - Barrel Room

Raining in Napa? Head to the Caves

I know, I know… It’s raining. And just how are you supposed to enjoy wine tasting in Napa Valley if it’s raining? In the caves, of […]
December 15, 2017
HALL Rutherford

HALL Rutherford

I was invited to experience the Appellation Exploration tasting at HALL Rutherford recently. In retrospect, it seems we visited at the perfect time of year, as the […]
December 2, 2017
Clos Pegase Entrance

Clos Pegase

Clos Pegase is a winery near the northern end of Napa Valley, in Calistoga. I was invited by the winery to experience a complimentary tour and […]
November 20, 2017
Holiday Gift Guide

9 Clever Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers

‘Tis the season! Get ahead of the game with these 9 gift ideas for the wine lover in your life. The December holidays will be here […]