Hello, I'm Ali, and I live in wine country.

While I adore wine, what I truly love about Napa is the lifestyle – the wineries themselves, the landscape, the restaurants, the climate, and the experiences that are all integral parts of Napa Valley.

My goal here is simple. I want to share my experiences and tips so you can plan your Napa Valley experience.

Ready? Let's go!

Ali from Sunshine & Vines
Recent Blog Posts
October 4, 2017
Blind Wine Tasting Party

How to Host a Blind Wine Tasting Party

Looking for an excuse to get together with your friends and taste a few different wines? Try hosting a Blind Wine Tasting Party. We had a […]
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 […]


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