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Your Weekend Wine: Chateau Calon-Segur

Your Weekend Wine: Chateau Calon-Segur

  Enjoy some pre-Valentine’s Day love this weekend with a bottle of wine from Chateau Calon-Segur. This Bordeaux estate was established in the 12th century, making it one of the first three vineyards in Saint-Estephe. The wine’s moniker stems from the area’s onetime name, Calon, which refers to the small skiffs used in the Middle […]

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Caldwell Vineyard

Caldwell Vineyard

John Caldwell is the sort of character you can’t make up.  With his ready grin, salty language and weathered looks (he is a farmer, after all – albeit one of top-quality grapes), he is clearly having the time of his life.   He greets us at the entrance to the caves, leading us down a […]

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Tournesol

Tournesol

During a recent trip to Napa, we were lucky enough to visit Tournesol with friends of the owners, Bob and Ann Arns.  This meant that we got to meet the couple in their wine cellar, not the tasting room.   The property is tucked away in Napa’s Coombsville appellation.  After getting out of the car […]

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Palmaz Vineyards

Palmaz Vineyards

One of the most interesting wine tours in Napa is at Palmaz Vineyards.  After all, it is a state of the art winery perched high on a hillside – in part to accommodate the five level gravity-flow winery that spans a whopping 18 stories.   Four of us paid a visit on a bright, warm […]

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