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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.

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 […]
October 25, 2017
Castillo di Amorosa Great Hall

Quick Stop: Castello di Amorosa

So I finally visited Castello di Amorosa. I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to get to The Castle. Everyone, everywhere is always visiting […]
September 26, 2017
Darioush Winery Napa Valley

Fine Wines, Artisan Cheeses at Darioush

I recently got to experience the “Fine Wines, Artisan Cheeses” pairing at Darioush Winery in Napa as part of my Monday Funday. Yes, MONDAY funday. It’s a […]
August 29, 2017
Rock the Rails at V. Sattui Winery

Rock the Rails on the Wine Train

“Can you believe this is our life?!” That’s what I was asking my girlfriends while soaking up my surroundings during the inaugural “Rock the Rails” music […]
August 14, 2017
Cardinale Winery in Napa Valley

Cardinale Winery

I’d been to Cardinale Winery once before, back in the early 2000s. Even then it was by appointment only. We’d rolled up without one on that long […]
August 7, 2017

Whetstone Wine Cellars

I’ve been aware of Whetstone Wine Cellars by name and label, but this was my first visit to this Napa Valley tasting salon. We were invited […]