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Castleman Cellars

When the love of wine and entrepreneurial spirit collide, in Mike’s case, it leads to Castleman Cellars. With a love and fascination for wine, Mike has one simple goal at Castleman Cellars…make wine that can be passionately savored for years and years.

Fore Family Vineyards

Family Vineyards is a winery located in Napa, California. The winery is owned by Jim and Diane Fore. The wine at Fore Family Vineyards is produced by Peter Franus, Alison Doran.

The Wine
Fore Family Vineyards produces the following wine varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Late Harvest, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.

Detert Family Vineyards

Detert Family Vineyards is a small family-owned winery with a long history of grape growing in Oakville.
Since 1953, Detert Family has grown Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon on the Western foothills of Oakville. The first produced our own wine from our vineyard in 2000.

Boyd Family Vineyards

This wine is outstanding. I had a chance to visit this vineyard and sample their most fabulous wine. The Boyd's are a fantastic pair and make such fantastic wine. We drank with the owner. He shared his great story with us on how he got into the business. I am sure glad he did. His wines were the some of the best we drank the while we were in Napa.

Reverie Vineyards

Reverie Winery, located near Calistoga, California, is one of Napa Valley’s smallest estate wineries. The vineyard is nestled on a steep, 40 acre parcel high up in the Diamond Mountain appellation. It was once part of the Bonsell Property that is now divided into three vineyards – Reverie, Diamond Creek, and Von Strasser.
Norman Kiken, a New Jersey guy, is the owner and winemaker. He purchased the property in 1993 and specializes in producing ultra-premium Bordeaux style varietal blends that reflect the uniqueness of the terroir. 5 star family winery, old-fashioned style. You feel their passion for the
wine. The property is magnificent; you must walk around. The tour
is informative, interesting and fun. I've done it a couple of times, and
I look forward to a repeat. Their cab franc is sooo good.

Galleron Signature Wines

Gary Galleron had no choice. He was born with Rutherford dust under his fingernails, and Cabernet Sauvignon in his veins. Galleron Signature Wines is very much a family business. Gary, of course, crafts the wines - his sister Paula handles the mailing list and business affairs, and is the cordial voice you encounter when you call.

Outpost Wines

Kathy and Rich gave a great tasting and tour. They actually let the wine speak for itself. They were busy telling us about the plots of land and the intricacies of planting grapes in granite, while our small group quietly enjoyed three of their fantastic wines. With wine this good, we didn't need to be told what to look for in the nose, we just enjoyed it. If our glass was empty during the vineyard tour, no problem, Rich kept the bottle in hand and was happy to refill the glass.

Oh yeah, and the view. At 1400 feet, the tasting room and patio have an incredible view of the valley. Take the 2:30 tasting so you can watch the sun start to set.

Our intended 30 minute run in for a taste turned into more than an hour and a half of winery heaven. I wish we could have spent the evening in their tasting room.

Make this appointment first, then plan the rest of your day.

Hullabaloo

Webster's Dictionary (The Voice of Authority) defines Hullabaloo as: To cause an uproar or fuss, and we are certain that this wine is positioned to do just that! Taking advantage of some strong "old timer" grower relations, we have been able to source some wonderful old vine Zinfandel from several Napa Valley vineyards. Please don't ask us from where, as we have been sworn to secrecy; just know the same grapes go into wines that retail for three to four times the price.
The Nine North Wine Company is a unique portfolio of small handcrafted wines from Napa Valley as well as California's North Coast appellation that specialize in offering exceptional quality, worth and value. The portfolio can usually be found in fine wine shops and restaurants around the country. Hallabaloo is one of Nine North Wine Company's labels or brands.

Chase Family Cellars

Excellent Zinfandel and equally excellent Zinfandel Port. I believe they also make a Zin chocolate sauce for those of you with a sweet tooth. Now they're a bit off the beaten path but completely worth visiting. It's rare that you get the combination of excellent people and wine like this while also avoiding the tourist crush that is much of Napa. I highly recommend calling them up and experiencing it yourself. I know I'll be back the next time I'm headed that way.

Sterling Vineyards

The brilliant white stucco stands out dramatically against the rugged Mayacamas and Vaca mountain ranges that flank each side of Napa Valley. Mount Saint Helena makes a lovely distant backdrop. The tour is self guided so it's at your own pace and the gondola ride is unique for the area. It's also one of only wineries that's on a hill in the middle of Napa Valley so the views are to die for.
My only suggestion would be (if you enjoy wine clubs) to join the wine club before you go. You can get on the gondola for free for up to 4 people and the tour is included as well. That pays for one of your months of wine right there.
Then, you get access to the VIP tasting room which is fantastic.

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