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Dan and Marguerite Capp, left, owners of Capp Heritage Vineyards, drink wine with manager Gary Koehler in their new tasting room on First Street in downtown Napa.

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n his way up the valley in 1845, there’s a good chance that Napa Valley pioneer David Hudson passed by what is now the intersection of First and Randolph streets in downtown Napa.

Today that intersection is the site of an elegant new tasting lounge opened in April by Hudson’s great-, greatgrandson Dan Capp and his wife, Marguerite. The stylish venue is both a showcase for the couple’s Capp Heritage Vineyards wines and a history-themed architectural tribute to Hudson and his long line of Napa Valley descendants. The new space, officially named Capp Heritage Vineyards Tasting Room and Vintage d’ Elegance Lounge, occupies two former storefronts at 1245 First St. The Capps bought the property in 2012 and have spent the past two years transforming the interior into a multiperiod homage to Napa Valley’s past. The main tasting room evokes an upscale Gold Rush-era San Francisco saloon complete with belt-driven ceiling fans, antique cash register and leaded glass transom windows. A polished brass foot rail graces the impressive bar, which was originally part of Napa’s historic Noyes Mansion.

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We tried to “incorporate a little bit of the early flavor of Napa into these two rooms.

Dan Capp, fifth-generation Napa native Salvaged from a bank, this massive stained glass dome window from 1910 graces the Art Deco Room attached to Capp Heritage Vineyards new tasting room on First Street in downtown Napa.

Double doors at the tasting bar’s east end allow visitors to pass stylistically into another era — the early 20th century. The Vintage d’ Elegance Lounge — the Deco Lounge as the Capps call it — is opulently designed in Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. Both sections of the new venue hark back to a part of Napa Valley’s past shared by Capp’s family lineage, which traces back to the period when the region was still a part of Mexico. “We tried to incorporate a little bit of the early flavor of Napa into these two rooms,” said Capp, a fifth-generation Napa native who is a fount of historical information concerning his family and the region. The Capps scoured antique shops far and wide to bring a sort of tasteful authenticity to the two rooms. The belt-driven ceiling fans in the main tasting room were typical of the late 1800s. The ceiling in the so-called deco room features a 10-foot circular, convex stainedglass light fixture that creates a skylight-like glow. “We obtained it from an antique store in Petaluma,” Capp said. “It’s from 1910 and we believe it was from a public building in Stockton that has since been torn down. It was made about the same time as the Titanic. I don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing.” In a corner alcove gleams a large, Oscar-like sculptural piece featuring two women hoisting an urn. “The girls,” as Capp calls the piece, hails from the Hollywood Hotel circa 1925. Complementing the room’s early 20th-century décor is a more modern polished copper fireplace with a chrome floor-to-ceiling chimney designed by Capp — a bit of a nod to the current generation of Hudson’s progeny. Continued on next page...

Antiques, such as this cash register from 1909, give Capp Heritage Vineyards new downtown Napa tasting room the ambiance of an opulent gold rush era saloon.




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“In this room you have a variety of styles that were emblematic of the early 20th century,” Marguerite said, pointing out Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Moderne touches decorating the room. “Those were all big styles from that era.” The historical theme of the tasting lounge is understandable given Capp’s native-son pedigree in the Napa Valley and his great-great-grandfather’s role in the region’s early development. Born in Missouri, David Hudson and his brother William arrived in the Napa Valley in 1845 with sister Lucinda, who was married to John York. The group was in the first wagon train to successfully cross the Sierra one year before the ill-fated Donner Party. “The reason they came to Napa was because their cousins had settled in the Alexander Valley,” Marguerite said. In late fall on their way north through the valley, the group passed through George Yount’s ranch and then met Dr. Edward Bale, owner of Bale Mill. Not wanting to push on, Hudson was granted permission from Bale to build a few cabins in what is now Calistoga, Capp said. “They brought fruit trees and they brought grain, so they planted their trees and were setting up to grow grain the following year and become residents of that portion of the valley,” Capp said. Their plans were quickly put on hold in 1846 when Hudson, York and others in the group became part of the Bear Flag Revolt in Sonoma, a rebellion against Mexican rule that helped lead to the annexation of California to the United States. “There were 35 of them,” Capp said of the Bear Flag rebels, “and 13 of them were my relatives.” Hudson later moved to St. Helena, then called White Sulphur Springs, and planted the area’s first vineyard, according to Capp. “He sold those grapes to the first commercial winery in the valley, which was Charles Krug,” he said. “The person who was tending (Hudson’s) vineyards and probably the orchards as well was Jacob Beringer. Jacob Beringer and his brother eventually purchased my grandfather’s property.” The Capp Heritage label features part of the deed signed by Hudson when he sold the vineyards to the Beringer brothers. Subsequent generations of Hudson’s descendants continued to make their mark in the Napa Valley area including Capp, who grew up working on his grandfather’s ranch in Gordon Valley east of Napa. Capp later earned a degree in agricultural engineering from Cal Poly, eventually landing a job as the first employee of Franciscan Winery when it opened in 1972. At Franciscan, Capp replayed, to a degree, his great-, great-grandfather’s role in St. Helena viticulture. “I initially planted all of their (Franciscan’s) first vineyards,” he said. “I had to buy the first shovel to plant the first vine in the first vineyard.” In 1973, the Capps started their own vineyard in Hidden Valley, a stone’s throw from his grandfather’s Gordon Valley ranch. While they made wine under their own label from time to time, the Capps mostly grew grapes and produced bulk wine that was destined for other Napa Valley wineries, including Robert Mondavi. As winery ownership shifted in Napa Valley and the Capps started losing contracts with family wineries that were being sold, the couple decided to refocus on making their own wine and building the Capp Heritage brand. “Making wine and selling it to other wineries was a good first step,” he said, “but we really wanted to start promoting our own label.” One reason that the Capps opened their new tasting room in downtown Napa was to give their wines more exposure to wine-loving visitors to the area. While winemakers have long recognized Wooden Valley for it’s high-quality 14

Dan and Marguerite Capp, owners of Capp Heritage Vineyards stand in the Art Deco Room which is attached to their new tasting room on First Street in downtown Napa. The room serves as a gallery and live music space with a dramatic fireplace to cozy up to.

fruit, the area is not a designated AVA and is relatively unknown to wine lovers, Capp said. “Caymus (Vineyards) is very bullish on our area,” Capp said, offering an example. “They look at the Opal Hill area where we’re at as being very similar to Howell Mountain — Howell Mountain-type soil with a St. Helena-type climate. We can raise cabernet and compete with anyplace else in Napa Valley, but nobody (consumers) really knows about us. We want to start promoting ourselves and, secondly, the (Wooden Valley) area. Part of it is to educate and also be visible, but we’re invisible over there because we’re not on the tourist track.” Visitors to the tasting lounge can sample Capp Heritage estate-grown wines, which include cabernet sauvignon and merlot plus Italian varietals sangiovese and barbera. The Vintner’s Daughter label, a brand the Capps created for their non-estate-grown wines, includes gewürztraminer and chardonnay. But wine tasting is just one of the activities offered at the Capps’ new venue. The facility has a full kitchen that opens onto Randolph Street, where the Capps plan to create an outdoor seating area. Capp is optimistic that the revamped Shops at Napa Center across the street and the planned Archer Napa hotel will continue to boost foot traffic and tourism activity in the neighborhood. “The reason we bought this was to take advantage of what we hope is coming (to the downtown area),” he said. “It didn’t make any sense for us to build a winery (and tasting room) on site. We wanted to be able to showcase our wines here and participate in the redevelopment of downtown.” Back in the deco room, manager Gary Koehler said that the tasting lounge has been wired for sound and designed to allow a comfortable venue for musical and other types of entertainment. Koehler has already booked several Sunday art exhibitions and plans a series of small concert/ tasting events. He said that the Capps’ attention to design and detail make their tasting room a unique venue for a variety of activities. The experience is elevated even more, Koehler said, when visitors learn about the connection between the nostalgic styling and the story of Capp’s pioneering Napa Valley family. “This,” Koehler said with a broad gesture, “is almost a celebration of their history.”

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e might know what inspired an artist to create a masterpiece, but do we know why a collector purchased it or what experiences strengthened the bond between the art and its collector? Twenty-five local art collectors share rarely told stories “behind the art” along with works from their private collections in “Napa Valley Collects,” on exhibit at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville through June 15. The 35 artists in the show include Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Alexander Rodchenko and Joan Brown. “Napa Valley Collects is a kick-off of Arts in April,” said Napa Valley Museum director Kristie Shepherd. “It shows what amazing art is in the valley.” Curator Meagan Doud discovered a number of intriguing stories while visiting private art collectors to select the art for the show. One of the most compelling is that of Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker. “Meagan had no way of knowing that the two prints she chose from my home for this exhibit happened to be the very first and the last prints I ever purchased or how meaningful they are to me,” Rindskopf Parker said. In 1968, she married Peter Rindskopf, who shared his love of art with her. Shortly after their marriage, her mother became terminally ill and for three months Rindskopf Parker made frequent trips from Atlanta to Boston to visit her mother. In Boston, she purchased prints from Hudson Art Gallery to take home to her husband “Peter was an avid art lover, and he exerted quite an influence on me. He introduced me to abstract art,” she said. “The ‘Touch of Zen’ print by Helen Frankenthaler was the first art I ever bought for my husband.” 18

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By SASHA PAULSEN | Inside Napa Valley Writer | Photos by Bryan Gray Photography

It suited our “infatuation with Spain and southern Europe, and it seems to fit perfectly in the

Napa Valley.

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Mediterranean vision inspires a Napa Valley estate

I think I decided to buy this property when I saw this tree,” Gerri Gorney said gesturing to a giant oak tree that stands on the grounds of her Mediterranean-style estate home, set against the eastern hills of the Napa Valley. The longtime Napa resident was leading a tour through the home she and her husband, Dr. Mark Gorney, built with loving care when they moved to Napa more than two decades ago, and which they have now decided to sell. Dr. Gorney was a prominent San Francisco plastic surgeon, and a founder of the Doctors Company, the physician-owned medical malpractice company based in Napa, when he met, and fell in love with Gerri, who had trained as a fashion designer and had moved to San Francisco following a divorce. Because his work brought him to Napa frequently, the cosmopolitan couple began to see the appeal of building their dream home in the valley. Gerri Gorney began the search for a property and found an appealing 5.6 acre site, in what, years later, would be designated the Coombsville appellation.

A ranch-style house stood on the property. The Napa Planning Department told the Gorneys that it could take up to three years to get a permit to build a new home on the site, but that they could remodel the existing house or build on its footprint without significant delays. Gorney put her designer trainer to work as she and her husband collaborated on a design for their home. The older house was moved to the property of a neighbor who wanted it, and construction began on a 7,061 square foot home that incorporated all the details they wanted. For Gerri Gorney, this was fastidious details such as kitchen appliances that would fold away out of sight; for Dr. Gorney it was a second-story library that would open over the main living room; and both wished for touches of luxury, such as the all-marble master bath. Continued on next page...



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Describing the style of the house as pan-Mediterranean, Gorney explained, “It suited our infatuation with Spain and southern Europe, and it seems to fit perfectly in the Napa Valley.” The centerpiece of the house is the living room with a 25foot high ceiling and expansive windows that look on the views of the park-like grounds and the hills beyond the property. A sweeping staircase leads up to the second floor where the master suite and two other bedrooms, each with its own bath and walk-in closet, are located. A separate staircase leads to a guest suite over the three-car garage. Gorney said they later learned that they only needed to retain one wall of the previous house to consider it a remodel. “(The design) might have been different had we not received misinformation from the Napa County Building Department during the design-planning stage,” she said. “Nevertheless, it turned out to suit our needs quite well, and we have loved living in it for the past 19 years. It is designed for formal entertaining as well as for informal family activities.” As the Gorneys became part of the Napa community, the spacious, light-filled home became the site of cultural activities, including salons for the Napa Valley Symphony and fundraisers for other philanthropic causes. Some took place inside while others were set outdoors in the park-like grounds that Gerri Gorney also designed. “I looked around and, seeing vineyards everywhere, it just struck me that I should do something for the birds, the bees, and the butterflies instead of planting grapes,” she said. “So, the garden has been my hobby and my folly, I guess. I must confess, grapes would have been a better financial investment but, then, how can one put a price on psychic pleasure?” “When it comes to ‘ultra-luxury’ estates, size matters,” said Kate Hanni, the Napa Valley Realtor who is now handling the listing. “But there’s more to this estate than just size. There are so many wonderful, perfect details, beside the completely custom one of a kind architecture in a coveted location. A butler’s pantry, a formal dining room and an eat-in kitchen, the library, the multiple fireplaces, the custom built-ins, the 1,000 bottle wine cellar. “You also have extraordinary finishings, Brazilian cherry wood flooring, Honduran mahogany cabinetry. And this is not to mention, your own bocce court. “Gerri got everything right,” said Hanni, who met Gerri Gorney when they served together on the board of the Napa Valley Symphony. “This won’t surprise anyone who worked with Gerri on the symphony and knows how particular she was about details.” The house is on the market for $3.49 million, which Hanni calls the best deal in the Napa Valley. This raises the question: Why are they selling? “Big sigh,” Gorney said. “As difficult as it is to give it up, it is time to do so because my husband’s health issues make it necessary for us to have a home with the master bedroom on the main level. Although our home was built with a designated space for an elevator, in the event we decided to install one, we think it is more advantageous at this stage of our geriatric lives to scale down a bit.” As to whether they will stay in Napa, Gorney said, “My mother always said, ‘When you make plans, God laughs.’ We ‘ve looked around at other possibilities but nothing compares with Napa. It is a very special place.” 22




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s n o r a c a g n i r e M t s a M By PAUL FRANSON | Inside Napa Valley Writer | Photos Submitted

One million macaroons a year. That’s a lot of macarons.

That’s what the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group’s bakeries made last year. The local Bouchon Bakery in Yountville was responsible for 300,000, a task pastry chef Janine Weismann admits is daunting. “We make them every day but Monday, and we have to rotate the task so the cooks don’t get carpal tunnel syndrome,” she said. Let’s get one thing straight right away: A macaroon (mac a rune) is a “haystack” moist coconut candy. A macaron (mac a rone) is a confection of two light meringue cookies made with almond flour forming a sandwich with a butter cream or other filling. They come in a wide and rotating variety of flavors, some seasonal. The cookies themselves may be tinted or flavored, and the filling can be a ganache, butter cream, caramel, curd, jam or other concoction — even hazelnut like Nutella. The most popular flavor here is a green pistachio, she said, although almonds challenge that flavor in New York. The cookies are made from egg whites, sugar and almond flour, so are gluten-free. You can buy almond flour in some local markets like Whole Foods, but Bouchon buys its almond flour from Napa Nuts, a Napa company that sells products to the public at attractive prices. It also sells online at “It’s wonderful store,” Weismann said. The almond meal sold at Trader Joe’s is coarser, but you can grind it with the powdered sugar in a food processor to make it finer. Bouchon makes its cookies using the Italian method of preparing meringue, which calls for heating sugar syrup and adding it to whipped egg whites. It makes a more consistent and stable product. The French method whips sugar into egg whites. Cocoa powder or pistachio flower is added to the cookie dough. The raspberry cookies are only tinted pink with the flavor coming from raspberry jam that Bouchon makes. It’s surrounded by their raspberry cream. The hazelnut version is flavored with Bouchon’s take on Nutella. A few drops of lemon oil flavor the lemon macarons, while the 26

caramel flavoring comes from Italian Gelato Co. “Everything is natural,” emphasizes Weismann. The staff members pipe the batter onto parchment sheets over a template for uniformity; they make so many in New York that they have a dedicated machine to form the cookies. The cookies don’t expand or rise very much. Bouchon will also make special flavors, colors and decorations, which are especially popular for weddings, Weismann said. “We can even airbrush and decorate them.” It even makes towers for holidays to special order. The bakery bakes special flavors for major holidays, including Valentine macarons with sayings on them and yellow eggs with confetti on them for Easter. Those, however, contain cake so they aren’t glutenfree. Weismann manages the Bouchon Bakery in Yountville. Her title, “chef,” means “chief,” not “cook.” She celebrates five years at Bouchon Bakery in April; she previously was at the French Laundry, Vidalia restaurant and the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Johnson & Wales, the famed culinary school, studying both in Providence, R.I., and Miami. Bouchon makes the delectable confections in two sizes, one at 2.6 inches in diameter, which sells for $3.50 each, and one a mini macaron sold in boxes of six for $16.

Making macarons at home Some foods are easy to prepare, and some require expertise or great attention to detail. This is one of the latter. Chef Janine Weismann admits that it’s not really easy to make macarons. “It’s easy to get it wrong,” she said. “You have to pay attention, and you need an accurate digital thermometer. It’s best to see a demonstration first; if you do perfect the process, show it to others and pay it forward!” YouTube Internet contains numerous examples of chefs and amateurs making macarons. One excellent one from Honeysuckle Catering

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demonstrates the Bouchon chocolate macarons. She measures in grams, which is an excellent idea, although note that 136 grams of water is 136 milliliters. Weismann says that one potential problem is the oven. “It can kill them. You need very even heat.” She sets her commercial convection oven at 345 degrees — not 350. “Five degrees can make a difference.” She says it’s best to make a few batches to learn how to make them best. With that in mind, here’s the recipe.

Caramel macaron with salted caramelia chocolate ganache From “Bouchon Bakery” by Sebastien Rouxel, the executive pastry chef at Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. Yield: 12-15 macarons almond paste 2 1/2 cups almond flour 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 3 each egg whites 1 tablespoon caramel paste or syrup

Janine Weismann

Meringue 3 1/2 each egg whites 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/3 cup water Salted caramel chocolate ganache 11 1/2 ounces Valrhona Caramelia chocolate 1 1/2 ounces trimoline (inverted sugar syrup) 4 ounces heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon fleur de sel Process You’ll need a Thermapen or other candy thermometer, a pastry bag with a 1/2-inch plain tip, and a pastry bag with a 3/8-inch plain tip.

Baking in a convection oven is preferable; the tops of macarons baked in a standard oven often develop small speckles, which can affect the texture (though not the flavor). For the almond paste: First combine almond flour and powdered sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the center and add the raw egg white. Mix well. add the caramel paste or syrup. For the meringue: Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer. Combine the sugar and the water in a small pan and cook over medium-high heat. Once the sugar reaches 230 degrees, start whipping the egg whites with a pinch of sugar. When the sugar syrup is 248 degrees, pour gently over the whipped egg whites. Whip for an additional 5 minutes. For the macarons: Fold enough of the meringue into the almond paste so that the batter gently settles without spreading too much. Using a pastry bag, pipe macarons onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Prior to piping, use a pencil to trace the size you want on the opposite side of the parchment paper for guidance and consistency, if desired. Gently tap the bottom of the baking sheet to smooth the top of the macarons. Bake in a 350-degree convection oven for 8 to 9 minutes. after cooling completely, sandwich two macarons with salted caramel chocolate ganache. For the ganache: Place chocolate in a mixing bowl. In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the trimoline, heavy cream and fleur de sel to a simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and gently mix with a rubber spatula until combined (do not use a whisk). Let ganache rest in a cool environment until firm enough to pipe. 27







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Replacing lawns can cut By ROSEMARIE KEMPTON | Inside Napa Valley Writer | Photos Submitted


ike reformed junk food junkies trying to stop themselves from slurping down sugary sodas, some Napa residents, in response to the drought, are beginning to wean themselves from their water-gulping lawns.




“If the only recreation you get from your lawn is mowing it, you might want to consider what function the lawn is performing,” said Patrick Costello, water resource analyst for the city of Napa. Bidding farewell to the water-hungry green culprit in the front yard can cut water consumption by 50 percent because lawns often account for the largest portion of the water bill, according to Costello. Do not let Tuesday’s torrential rains and thunderous hail storm mislead you, Costello said; we are still in a drought. The recent rains and the rain in February and March benefited local water supplies, but it is too late in the season to get enough rain to end the drought. “Voluntary water conservation has been impressive,” Costello said. “In February, we got some rain and publicity about the drought, and water customers responded to the statewide drought emergency. The average daily water demand (for the city) dropped 30 percent from January to February. This year’s water consumption in March was down more than 20 percent from March 2013.” The rain has brought the city’s primary local reservoir, Lake Hennessey, to 78 percent of capacity, and Milliken Reservoir, the city’s small supplemental supply, has filled to capacity, according to Costello. Unfortunately, the state’s largest reservoir, the Sierra Nevada snowpack, still remains well below normal, which has led to this year’s unprecedented “zero allocation” from the State Water Project. Costello said that Napans are taking advantage of the city’s Cash for Grass program in larger numbers. Since January, 76 people have applied for this program compared with 28 people who had applied in the first three months of 2013, officials said. Cash for Grass pays home water users $1 per square foot up to $750 for removing

water usage by 50 percent their lawns. Businesses can receive up to $2,500 for removing 5,000 square feet of lawn. To retain Cash for Grass rebate eligibility, don’t install high-water-use plants in the converted landscape. Only low — or moderate — water use species are acceptable. In addition, other acceptable choices are permeable hardscape or artificial grass (polyethylene and nylon products only). One of the qualifications of the program is that the lawns must be healthy and living, but Costello cautions people not to begin watering a dead lawn to be accepted into the program. Local landscape designers are being inundated with requests from homeowners to replace lawns with drought-friendly landscaping. Whether you remove your lawn and replace it yourself or hire a professional, Cathy Baskin of Cathy Baskin Garden Design suggests using shovels or a sod cutter to manually remove the grass if you are in a hurry. If time isn’t a factor, Baskin said that laying cardboard over the lawn and then wetting it is also effective. After putting 3 to 4 inches of compost on top of the cardboard, you can plant over it. Baskin does not endorse using herbicides to remove turf because they are residual and carry too much risk of ending up in the water supply. “We are in a drought, and we live in a Mediterranean climate. Even if we weren’t in a drought, it just makes sense to use water-wise plants,” Baskin said. “Yarrow, cone flower, grasses, native plants, Douglas iris, sages, penstemon and thyme are some good plant choices.” Baskin lets clients know that it isn’t advisable to replace lawns in the summer, but for special occasions, such as a wedding in the yard, she will make an exception. “Summer is too unpredictable with its 90-degree heat,” she said. “Early spring and fall are ideal times to replace a lawn with drought-tolerant plants. Even droughttolerant plants initially require water.” Whether removing the lawn, Baskin said everyone can save water by mulching planting beds, switching to low-flow or drip irrigation and using low-volume spray on a lawn. Continued on next page...




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BRING By L. PIERCE CARSON | Inside Napa Valley Writer Photos by J.L Sousa

Korean cuisine can seem daunting to those not familiar with it, due to the array of dishes at every meal and plethora of distinct pickling recipes.

Shiro restaurant sushi chef Johnny Yeun in the dining room of the downtown Napa restaurant. Owner Bo Paek recently opened Shiro, with her son Boynton Paek as the general manager.

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With the opening of Shiro in downtown Napa a month ago, locals and visitors alike now have the opportunity to taste and discover the dishes that are popular in this Asian nation. Noting that Shiro serves both Korean and Japanese cuisine, Bo Paek — who owns and operates the new restaurant with her husband, Joe, and son, Boynton — said that in her native country Japanese food is quite popular, and the reverse is true in Japan. The Paeks got into the restaurant business in Napa when they moved to Napa to open Sushi Haku in the Grape Yard Shopping Center nearly three years ago. But it’s the new downtown eatery where they’re introducing Korean food to hungry locals, ranging from protein- and vitamin-rich bi bim bab to the celebrated Korean barbecued beef dish known as galbi. What singles Korean food out from other Asian cuisine is the offering of the many side dishes — called banchan — that are served with meals. The number of banchan can vary from a few up to a dozen. At Shiro, you can count on being served a half dozen, including the most familiar of all, kimchi. Dining at a Korean restaurant like Shiro, the banchan will be served to you in small dishes prior to your main meal. The remainder of your order comes all at once as there are not separate courses as with Western cuisine.

Hot stone bi bim bab


Korean cuisine added to the mix of downtown Napa

Koreans have perfected the art of preserving food over thousands of years — many of the side dishes are pickled, salted or fermented, quite a few are spicy. Kimchi, Korea’s famous spicy cabbage, comes in more than 100 varieties with different vegetables, including some non-spicy types. While Korean stews and meal-starting soups are served very hot — some almost boiling — many of the side dishes are served cold or at room temperature. As Korea is located on a peninsula, its cuisine has been affected by geography, due to its proximity to China and Japan, as well as the Japanese occupation from 1910 to 1945. European traders also played a role, namely the Portuguese introduction of chilies to Korea in the 17th century. By the 18th century, peppers were used widely in the preparation of Korean cuisine. Because Korea is a peninsula of land, its inhabitants eat a lot of seafood although meat has become very popular in the last half century or so. Everything, including meat and poultry, is cut into bite-sized pieces so there is no need for a knife. Koreans are also adept at using chopsticks so if the meat is too large or a whole grilled fish is served, it can be split with chopsticks. Many Korean meat dishes are braised or marinated for a long time for a tender flesh, as with the famous galbi. The most common spices and sauces used in Korean cuisine are sesame oil, chili pepper paste (kochujang), chili pepper flakes (kochukaru), soybean paste (daenjang), soy sauce, garlic, ginger and scallions. As a result, much of Korean cuisine is intensely flavored, savory and bold.

Menu mainstays

At present, the culinary team at Shiro is offering a half dozen Korean dishes, all served with banchan and steamed rice. They include the marinated and braised barbecued short rib dish called galbi ($27), plus bulgogi, thin slices of marinated rib-eye that comes sauced and sizzling on a hot iron skillet ($22).

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Spicy pork ($20) and spicy chicken ($18) are also options as are two variations of bi bim bab ($17/$19), a mix of vegetables, iron-rich seaweed, steamed rice and fried egg. One of the preparations includes service in a hot stone pot. “This is a dish where you get your protein, all the vegetables you should eat and everything that’s good for you,” notes Bo Paek. In addition, sushi chef Johnny Yeun is eager to prepare a variety of sushi and sashimi offerings. There are more than two dozen rolls, most incorporating fish, vegetables and rice, most in the $12 to $20 range. And the rolls at Shiro are larger than those served as most sushi bars, the family chef points out. A sample of the rolls, offered at both lunch and dinner, include Popcorn Lobster (baby lobster, shrimp tempura, crab and cucumber), Golden Lantern (shrimp tempura, tuna, salmon, crab, cucumber and green onions), Mexican (shrimp tempura, crab and cucumber topped with avocado and jalapeños), Caterpillar (crab, eel, avocado and tobiko), Super Golden Gate (deep-fried California roll topped with crab) and Spider (deep-fried soft-shell crab, cucumber, avocado and tobiko). Tempura dishes, chicken and shrimp salads and a number of bento box items (served with miso soup, salad and rice) round out the menu at Shiro. Donburi options at lunch include chicken teriyaki ($12), salmon teriyaki and beef rib bowls (both $13), unagi donburi ($19) and chirashi ($20). There’s also protein-rich organic tofu soup ($15/$17), with vegetables, dumplings or seafood. Japanese noodles, both udon and fried, with seafood, chicken or vegetables are also offered at dinner. Save room for dessert as chef Yeun and his crew will be more than happy to serve up several flavors of tempura ice cream. The restaurant is open every day but Monday, with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner hours are 5 to 9 p.m. There is also a lounge adjacent to the dining room where beer, wine and soju sake are served. Shiro is located at 1106 First St., Napa, on Dwight Murray Plaza. For reservations, call 707-251-1554.

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A SPRING DINNER Menu to celebrate the return of spring By PAUL FRANSON | Inside Napa Valley Writer | Photos by Lisa James

In Napa Valley this year, we hardly had a winter, but spring still brings many culinary treats that we like to enjoy along with the reawakening of nature. I recently prepared a trial run of a spring dinner for friends. The star of my spring dinner was lamb. It’s fitting, as lambs arrive in the spring, though you can buy lamb from Down Under or frozen year-round these days. We even have some local sources for lamb. Napa Valley Lamb Co. “rents” sheep to control weeds in vineyards here, though the sheep graze in Colorado during the summer. Also local, although not in Napa County, is Clay and Margarita Shannon’s Shannon Ranch Lamb from Lake County. They tend their own vineyards with their sheep; they’ve even found the small sheep do a good job of leafing vines as they won’t eat unripe, acidic berries. You can order from their website,

Legs of lamb come in many sizes, and many in the stores are partially or completely boned, which are convenient and cook more uniformly. Even so, I prefer a traditional one with the “handle” still attached, for the meat stays juicier and has more flavor with the bone inside. The so-called “H” bone inside is a nuisance to carve around, however, so ask your butcher to remove it. I got my 5.3-pound leg from Vallergas, and I also recommend Browns Valley, Sunshine, Cal-Mart, Fatted Calf or Whole Foods. Good lamb is expensive, and it’s worth paying a bit more for a quality product from a real butcher.

How to cook the lamb

There are many thoughts about cooking lamb, including on the grill, but that’s tricky because it’s hard to control the heat; better to butterfly it for that. I prepared a leg of lamb (and virtually this whole meal) in my wood-burning oven one year and it was superb, but a regular or convection oven does fine. At one meeting of the gourmet group I once belonged to, the lamb cooked suspended from a string in front of a fireplace (with a plate to catch drips underneath). One twist would spin the leg slowly for some time, and then it would reverse rotation. It took little tending, and it was delectable. Lamb, even young lamb, is pretty strong in taste compared with beef or pork, and it can stand up to assertive seasonings. To me, that means lots of garlic. I stud the leg with slivers of garlic and season the outside well with salt and pepper. You can remove thick fat, but don’t trim it completely as the fat helps keep the meat juicy. I also rub the meat with herbs de Provence, a mixture typically of dried savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and oregano. Sometimes people add lavender, but much as I love to look at and grow it, lavender tastes like soap to me. These herbs all grow in my yard, but do need to be dried before using. Some people coat the outside of the meat with mustard or anchovies, which I consider superfluous. One way to cook lamb is over vegetables, but it’s difficult to get the vegetables done at the


Leg of lamb Serves 12

same time as the meat. And as lamb fat is pretty gamy, I’m not sure it’s the ideal flavoring for potatoes, carrots and even turnips. If you take that approach, however, suspend the lamb in a rack above the vegetables or its bottom will steam and not brown properly. Some people cook it for a long time until it falls apart like pot roast, but others, including me, prefer lamb medium rare. I put the leg in a rack over a low rimmed half-sheet pan. High sides can interfere with browning. It takes about 10 minutes per pound at 375 degrees, but I always use a thermometer, preferably one that you can leave in the meat and read outside the oven. Take the meat out at 135 to 140 degrees, cover with foil and let rest up to half an hour for best flavor and texture. As for carving, most Americans slice it perpendicular to the bone, although the French slice it parallel to the bone, so the first pieces are well done, the rest increasingly rare.

1 4-6 pound leg of lamb with shank, bone in but aitchbone removed Garlic cloves (to your taste; I used 4 large ones) cut into slivers 2 Tbsp. Herbs de Provence, approximate Olive oil Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Poke many holes in lamb and insert garlic slivers. Generously salt and pepper lamb. Rub with olive oil and then the herb mixture. Suspend in V rack above sheet pan with low sides, and place in 425 degree oven for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees (25 degrees less for convection oven). Remove at 135-140 degrees for medium rare and cover with aluminum foil tent for at least 15 minutes and up to half an hour.

Potatoes and vegetables

The rest of the menu features potatoes, in this case a low-attention potato gratin you can prepare in advance and reheat after you take the lamb out of the oven. Mashed potatoes are convenient since you can cook them on top of the stove. Lamb gravy is pretty strong for my taste, but if you make it, I’d suggest discarding the rendered fat and using only the juices and brown bits at the bottom of the pan. Flageolet beans are a traditional accompaniment for Easter lamb in France. I bought mine at the Rancho Gordo retail store in Napa. You can also use other white beans. It’s customary to throw in some pork with the beans, but I wanted to keep the meal vegetarian (except for the lamb) for family members who don’t eat meat. Then came the spring vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, fava beans and fennel. I partially precooked the asparagus after peeling the lower parts of the stalk and cutting off the tough ends. That’s a lot of work, but worthwhile. Then I coated them with olive oil and salt and grilled them. A charcoal fire is ideal, but maybe too much trouble with everything else, so a grill pan is fine. Even more work is cleaning artichokes, and I can understand why people buy them frozen! In Italy, you can find just-cleaned fresh artichoke bottoms for sale in buckets of acidulated water in markets. Don’t use marinated artichokes at any rate. Fava beans are a pain to prepare, too, since you have to remove them from their pods, then briefly blanch them and remove them from their shells. You can sometimes find them shelled or substitute baby limas or edamame, though the taste is different. In Sicily, they stew artichokes, favas and peas with onion and garlic until the mixture is very well done, but I prefer them cooked through but still maintaining their texture. The fennel gratin was overkill, but someone gave me some and they are a spring specialty. This gratin was especially popular.

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Baked Flageolet Beans Serves 12 1 pound dried flageolet or other white beans 1 Tbsp. salt 1 large carrot, peeled 1 bunch of celery leaves (from inside of stalks) or a stalk or two 1 onion, peeled 4 cloves garlic, peeled a bouquet garni of 3 bay leaves, 2 springs fresh thyme and 4 springs parsley tied together Salt and pepper Piece of ham, bacon or sausages (optional) Soak beans overnight with 1 tablespoon salt and water to cover. Drain beans and add other ingredients plus water to cover, and cook until beans are done, typically about 1 1/2 hours, but depending very much on the age of the beans. Fresh beans from Rancho Gordo cook relatively quickly; some old beans never get soft. Remove vegetables and herbs before serving.

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Yellow star thistle: Volunteers tackle a thorny problem There’s that old saying about spring rains bringing spring flowers. We celebrate the winter rains (whenever they come) as they help to rejuvenate the land and watersheds after the typical hot, dry California summers. Amateur and professional botanists, land managers, naturalists and citizen scientists welcome those first glimpses of early spring blooms, knowing all too well that wildflowers give way to less desirable plants, like yellow star thistle. Yellow star thistle is a rapid-growing, nonnative, invasive annual plant considered to be one of the most economically damaging invasives in our state, according to the California Department of Agriculture. It affects more than 22 million acres in California, including Land Trust of Napa County permanent preserves and conservation agreement lands. Historically, this southern European/western Eurasia native was first introduced to the Bay Area around 1869, most likely as a contaminant to alfalfa seeds. With an output of up to 30,000 seeds per square meter and the ability to remain in the soil’s seed bank at least three years, yellow star thistle is a rapid colonizer that competes with native vegetation for space and nutrients. As a result, it displaces native wildlife by removing their natural food sources. It also depletes soil moisture in grasslands and decreases both the forage quantity and quality of rangelands. While toxic for horses, other grazing animals will eat the yellow star thistle before it flowers. 38

By LENA SEPTIMO | Inside Napa Valley Writer | Photos Submitted

All is not lost for property owners, though: Yellow star thistle is controllable and can be successfully removed from affected areas. For established yellow star thistle populations, timing is key to successful removal. Weed managers usually implement a regime that combines physical, mechanical or chemical treatments such as hand removal, prescribed burns with follow-up herbicide treatment, mowing, grazing, or herbicides combined with bio-control methods. Because of its seed longevity in the soil, removal plans should include approaches that last at least four to five years. The Land Trust, through diligent and longtime efforts by dedicated volunteers, has virtually eliminated yellow star thistle from the Archer Taylor Preserve’s walnut orchards.

Who cares? At the Land Trust, our land protection efforts include not just the acquisition or permanent protection of properties, but also the long-term management and stewardship of those same protected lands. The more proactive and effective we are in addressing noxious plants on our own properties, the more it will help reduce their impacts on the sensitive habitats, while also reducing the seed dispersal to our neighbors’ lands and those farther down the way. Invasive plants, like yellow star thistle, dramatically affect those precious landscapes that we have all worked so hard to preserve. Controlling infestations comes at a high physical and monetary cost. And really, come late summer, no one enjoys walking

through a prickly, visually unappealing patch of yellow star thistle. These are all reasons why the Land Trust is actively working to control yellow star thistle through our stewardship activities. Our efforts include a series of volunteer work days on the Dunn-Wildlake Ranch Preserve, focusing on a grassland restoration project started in June 2013. The first year of the project entailed the successful removal of 6 cubic yards of yellow star thistle by hand over the course of five volunteer workdays. Motivated by the scenic backdrops and views into Bell Canyon, 15 volunteers were dedicated to ridding the project area of this hardy invasive. Also in 2014, the Land Trust has hired American Conservation Experience crews to manually remove yellow star thistle in some of the most extensive, most inaccessible grasslands on the Dunn-Wildlake Ranch and Archer Taylor Preserves. We are also working with conservation agreement landowners to reduce the impact of yellow star thistle on wildlands through sheep grazing. For those who are interested, we invite your participation in a number of volunteer workdays on our permanent preserves. Invasive plant removal is a central activity to address not only yellow star thistle, but a number of other common invasives. Check out under Field Trips for workday information.




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6640 Washington Street Yountville, CA 94599


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1533 Trancas Street Napa, CA 94558


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4050 Byway East Napa, CA 94558


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MAPS In the late 1970s, the Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco and Firearms decided to allow viticultural areas to be used as appellation of origin on wine labels. Napa Valley wineries realized the information would be valuable to wine drinkers, allowing them to better identify a region where winegrapes are grown. American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) are geographic areas distinguishable by soil, climate and/or history. Those elements can yield characteristics to an area’s crop, imparting identifiable characteristics to the wine. The Napa Valley Viticultural Area has gained a worldwide reputation for growing premium wine varieties. Under the warm afternoon and cool evenings of the midvalley, Bordeaux varietals — cabernet sauvignon, semillion and sauvignon blanc — grow best. In the cooler Carneros region Burgundian varieties — pinot noir, chardonnay — flourish. To help wine consumers identify California’s most premium grapegrowing region, the state legislature requires that any AVA totally surrounded by the Napa Valley wine appellation can only use its name in conjunction with Napa Valley on a label. Thus we find Stag’s Leap District and Napa Valley appearing on wine bottles in which at least 85 percent of its grapes are grown in the Stag’s Leap appellation. Within the Napa Valley AVA lie 15 of these “subappellations”. Each has been approved or is pending approval by the federal government as possessing distinct characteristics.


The life of wine begins in the soil: DESCRIBING NAPA VALLEY’S APPELLATIONS HOWELL MOUNTAIN This elevated district gained its grapegrowing reputation in the 1870s and continued until Prohibition, then renewed its viticultural heritage in the 1960s.

ATLAS PEAK Elevated from 760 feet to 2,663 feet on the Vaca Range, it is described as “an elevated valley surrounded by volcanic mountains of relatively shallow relief.”

SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT Viticulture was established here in the 1870s. Its soils are distinct even from the land to its north on Diamond Mountain. Its eastern exposure translates to cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Its temperature range is less than in St. Helena.

MT. VEEDER One of the largest AVAs inside the Napa Valley appellation, this 15,000-acre area rises to 2,677 feet on the eastern slope of the Mayacamas mountains. It has a variety of soil types, all distinct from the valley floor as well as the Sonoma side of the mountain range.

ST. HELENA This AVA lies within a narrow portion of the upper Napa Valley. The resulting interaction of climatic factors affect grapes grown in this floor area. Within its boundaries from Bale Lane to the north and Zinfandel Lane to the south, there is a fairly uniform steep gradiant. CHILES VALLEY In the mid-1800s, the Mexican government gave a land grant to Joseph Ballinger Chiles. And that land lies within this AVA in which vineyard was one of its earliest agricultural operations. The soil, climate and elevation present a microclimate unique from the Napa Valley. RUTHERFORD This area gained a world reputation for its “Rutherford Dust” which imparts earthy qualities to cabernet sauvignon. OAKVILLE This mid-valley area is warmer than the area to its south but still enjoys cool evenings thanks to the valley’s proximity to the San Pablo Bay. Its soils flow from the Mayacamas to the west and the Vaca Range to the east. They meet at the Napa River. The result: good drainage and gravelly soil. Cabernet sauvignon grows well here.

YOUNTVILLE This AVA encompasses about 8,260 acres of which nearly 2,500 acres are planted to grapes. The AVA gained federal approval earlier this year at which time it held within its borders seven wineries and 43 growers. STAGS LEAP DISTRICT This AVA contains 2,700 acres with only half of that planted to grapes, primarily cabernet sauvignon. It’s tucked into a three-mile by onemile area bordering the Silverado Trail and defined by the jagged outcroppings of the Vaca Range to the east, the Napa River to the west and south. OAK KNOLL DISTRICT Established in 2004, his appellation with 3,500 acres of vines is at a low elevation just north of the city of Napa. Cool, coastal breezes extend the growing season and offer what some consider the perfect balance of hot and cool climates. A wide variety of grapes are grown in this versatile area. LOS CARNEROS Perhaps the coolest area in the Napa Valley, this land slopes to the San Pablo Bay, just three miles away. The rocky, clay loam creates a grape with intense flavors. The area is best known for its pinot noir. Boundaries of the Carneros AVA extend into Sonoma County.

*Refer to map on previous page WILD HORSE VALLEY Like Carneros, this AVA crosses county lines. It encompasses a valley 5.3 miles long and 1.67 miles at its widest. First planted in grapes in 1881, its climate is influenced by the bay and ocean winds. NAPA VALLEY Boundary lines follow the Napa County lines except for the eastern portion near Lake Berryessa. The AVA includes the areas historically linked to Napa Valley wine growing tradition. DIAMOND MOUNTAIN This district is located entirely in Napa County in the Mayacamas mountain range, east of Calistoga. It is comprised of 5,300 acres of which 464 acres are planted vineyards. Grape farming in this AVA began in 1863, and some of the world’s finest wines are produced here because of the uniqueness of soil and climate conditions. CALISTOGA Daytime summer temperatures peak above 100° (37°C) and fall to low 40s° (7°C) at night, due to cool marine air drawn into the Valley from the northwestern hills. Cool afternoon and evening breezes continue the process, and on clear nights are assisted by cold air sliding down the mountainsides to the valley floor. COOMBSVILLE Like Los Carneros, the Coombsville area receives less rain than many other Napa Valley appellations, with an average yearly rainfall under 25 inches. Most vineyards in Coombsville are planted at elevations between 100 and 500 feet. The soil is primarily volcanic rock and alluvial deposits from the Vaca Range. Coombsville became an official appellation in late 2011.

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4006 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Bennett Lane Winery

3340 Highway 128 Calistoga, CA 94515


A Dozen Vintners Wine Tasting

3000 St. Helena Hwy N. St. Helena, CA 94574


Beringer Vineyards

2000 Main Street St. Helena, CA 94574


Acacia Vineyard

2750 Las Amigas Road Napa, CA 94559


Black Stallion Winery

4089 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Ackerman Family Vineyards

2101 Kirkland Avenue Napa, CA 94558


Bouchaine Vineyards

1075 Buchli Station Road Napa, CA 94559


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3181 Kingston Avenue Napa, CA 94558


Bourassa Vineyards

190 Camino Oruga, Suite 5 Napa, CA 94558


Adastra Vineyards

2545 Las Amigas Road Napa, CA 94559


Bremer Family Winery

975 Deer Park Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Aetna Springs Cellars

7227 Pope Valley Road Pope Valley, CA 94574


Broman Cellars

945 Deer Park Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Ahnfeldt Wines

P.O. Box 6078 St. Helena, CA 94574


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4006 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Alatera Vineyards

2170 Hoffman Lane Yountville, CA 94599


Brown Estate

3233 Sage Canyon Road St. Helena, CA 94574


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3244 Ehlers Lane St. Helena, CA 94574


Buehler Vineyards

820 Greenfield Road St. Helena, CA 94574


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1155 Mee Lane Rutherford, CA 94574


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2471 Solano Avenue Napa, CA 94558


Altamura Winery

1700 Wooden Valley Road Napa, CA 94558


Burgess Cellars

1108 Deer Park Road St. Helena, CA 94574



1099 Greenfield Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Cafaro Cellars

2591 Pinot Way St. Helena, CA 94574


Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards

680 Rossi Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Cain Vineyard & Winery

3800 Langtry Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Andretti Winery

4162 Big Ranch Road Napa, CA 94558


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8300 St. Helena Hwy. Rutherford, CA 94573


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3700 Soda Canyon Road Napa, CA 94558

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629 Fulton Lane St. Helena, CA 94574


Arger-Martucci Vineyards

1455 Inglewood Avenue St. Helena, CA 94574


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169 Kruezer Lane Napa, CA 94559


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1345 Henry Road Napa, CA 94559

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7600 St. Helena Hwy Oakville, CA 94562


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5017 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


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205 Jim Oswalt Way, Suite B American Canyon, Napa 94503



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3106 Palisades Road Calistoga, CA 94515


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333 Silveraro Trail Calistoga, CA 94515


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3451 Silverado Trail North St. Helena, CA 94574


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2820 St. Helena Hwy N. St. Helena, CA 94574


Barlow Vineyards

4411 Silverado Trail Calistoga, CA 94515


Barnett Vineyards

4070 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Caymus Vineyards

8700 Conn Creek Road Rutherford, CA 94573


Beaucanon Estate

1006 Monticello Road Napa, CA 94558


Ceja Vineyards

1016 Las Amigas Road Napa, CA 94559


Beaulieu Vineyard

1960 St. Helena Hwy Rutherford, CA 94573


Chappellet Vineyard

1581 Sage Canyon Road St. Helena, CA 94574


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6200 Washington St. Yountville, CA 94599



4001 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574



1010 Big Tree Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Charles Krug Winery

2800 Main Street St. Helena, CA 94574









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3468 Silverado Trail St. Helena, CA 94574


Dutch Henry Winery

4310 Silverado Trail Calistoga, CA 94515


Chateau Montelena Winery

1429 Tubbs Lane Calistoga, CA 94515


Eagle Eye Winery

6595 Gordon Valley Road Napa, CA 94558


Chimney Rock Winery

5350 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558

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Eagle and Rose Estate

1844 Pope Canyon Road Pope Valley, CA 94567


Cliff Lede Vineyards

1473 Yountville Crossroad Yountville, CA 94599


Ehlers Estate

3222 Ehlers Lane St. Helena, CA 94574


Clos Du Val

5330 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Elan Vineyards

4500 Atlas Peak Road Napa, CA 94558


Clos Pegase Winery

1060 Dunaweal Lane Calistoga, CA 94515


Elke Vineyards

2210 Third Avenue Napa, CA 94558


Cloud View Vineyards

1677 Sage Canyon Road St. Helena, CA 94574


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2100 Hoffman Lane Napa, CA 94558


Conn Creek Winery

8711 Silverado Trail St. Helena, CA 94574

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4040 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574



6795 Washington Street Yountville, CA 94599


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1250 Cuttings Wharf Road Napa, CA 94558


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2121 Diamond Mountain Rd Calistoga, CA 94515



3530 Silverado Trail St. Helena, CA 94574


Corison Winery

987 St. Helena Hwy St. Helena, CA 94574


Falcor Wine Cellars

2511 Napa Valley Corporate Dr.


Cuvaison Estate Wines

4550 Silverado Trail N. Calistoga, CA 94515


Fantesca Estate & Winery

2920 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Cuvaison Estate WinesCarneros

1221 Duhig Road Napa, CA 94599


Far Niente

1350 Acacia Drive Oakville, CA 94562


D.R. Stephens Estate

1860 Howell Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Darioush Winery

4240 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


David Arthur Vineyards

1521 Sage Canyon Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Del Dotto Vineyards

1455 St. Helena Hwy St. Helena, CA 94574


Delectus Winery

908 Enterprise Way, #C Napa, CA 94558


Destino Wines

1325 Imola Ave W., PMB 500 800.862.1737 Napa, CA 94559

Detert Family Vineyards

1746 Vineyard Avenue St. Helena, CA 94574


Diamond Oaks

1595 Oakville Grade Oakville, CA 94562


Napa, CA 94559

Domaine Chandon 1 Californina Drive Yountville, CA 94599 707.944.2280 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger

1240 Duhig Road Napa, CA 94559


Dominari Winery

620 Trancas Street Napa, CA 94558


Downing Family

3212 Jefferson Street, PMB 189 707.237.3444 Napa, CA 94558

Drinkward Peschon

1547 Main Street St. Helena, CA 94574


Duckhorn Vineyards

1000 Lodi Lane St. Helena, CA 94574









Farella Vineyard

2222 Third Avenue Napa, CA 94558


Hendry Ranch Wines

3104 Redwood Road Napa, CA 94558


Fleury Estate Winery

950 Galleron Road Rutherford, CA 94573


Hess Collection Winery

4411 Redwood Road Napa, CA 94558

707.255.1144 x237

Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards

677 S. St. Helena Hwy St. Helena, CA 94574


Hill Climber Vineyards

4038 Big Ranch Road Napa, CA 94558


Folie a Deux Winery

7481 St. Helena Hwy Oakville, CA 94562


Hill Family Estate

6512 Washington Street Yountville, CA 94599


Folio Winemaker’s Studio

1285 Dealy Lane Napa, CA 94558


Honig Vineyard & Winery 850 Rutherford Road Rutherford, CA 94573

800.929.2217 x318

Forman Vineyards

1501 Big Rock Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Hopper Creek Vineyard & Winery

6204 Washington Street Yountville, CA 94599


Franciscan Oakville Estates

1178 Galleron Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Hourglass Wines

1104 Adams Street, Suite 103 St. Helena, CA 94574


Frank Family Vineyards

1091 Larkmead Lane Calistoga, CA 94515


Humanitas Wine Company

1081 Round Hill Circle Napa, CA 94558


Fre Wines

277 St. Helena Hwy S. St. Helena, CA 94574

707.963.3104 x4208


1991 St. Helena Hwy Rutherford, CA 94573


Freemark Abbey Winery

3022 St. Helena Hwy N. St. Helena, CA 94574


J. Kirkwood Winery

1020 Borrette Lane Napa, CA 94558


Frog’s Leap Winery

8815 Conn Creek Road Rutherford, CA 94573


Jarvis Winery

2970 Monticello Road Napa, CA 94558

800.255.5280 x150

Gargiulo Vineyards

575 Oakville Crossroad Napa, CA 94558


Jessup Cellars

6740 Washington Street Yountville, CA 94599


Girard Winery Tasting Room 6795 Washington Street Yountville, CA94599


Joel Gott Wines

945 Main Street St. Helena, CA 94574


Godspeed Vineyards

3655 Mount Veeder Road Napa, CA 94558


Joseph Phelps Vineyards

200 Taplin Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Goosecross Cellars

1119 State Lane Yountville, CA 94599


Judd’s Hill

2332 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Graeser Winery Winery

255 Petrified Forest Road Calistoga, CA 94515


Juslyn Vineyards

2900 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Greenfield Winery

205 Jim Oswald Way American Canyon, CA 94503


JV Wine & Spirits

301 First Street Napa, CA 94559


Grgich Hills

1829 St. Helena Hwy Rutherford, CA 94573


Kelham Vineyards

360 Zinfandel Lane St. Helena, CA 94574


Groth Vineyards

750 Oakville Crossroad Oakville, CA 94562


Kent Rasmussen Winery

1001 Silverado Trail St. Helena, CA 94574


Gustavo Thrace

1021 McKinstry Street Napa, CA 94559


Kirkland Ranch Winery

1 Kirkland Ranch Road Napa, CA 94588


Hagafen Cellars

4160 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Kuleto Estate

2470 Sage Canyon Road St. Helena, CA 94575


Hall Wines

401 St. Helena Hwy S. St. Helena, CA 94574


Ladera Vineyards

150 White Cottage Road S. Angwin, CA 94508


Hans Fahden Vineyards

4855 Petrified Forest Road Calistoga, CA 94515


Laird Family Estate

5055 Solano Avenue Napa, CA 94558


Hartwell Vineyards

5795 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Larkmead Vineyards

1100 Larkmead Lane Calistoga, CA 94515


Havens Wine

2055 Hoffman Lane Napa, CA 94558


Levendi Estates

4225 Solano Avenue, Ste. 633 877.LEVENDI Napa, CA 94558

Haywood Winery

27000 Ramal Road Sonoma, CA 95476


Lineage Vineyards

3022 St. Helena Hwy N. St. Helena, CA 94574


HdV Wines

588 Trancas Street Napa, CA 94581


Longfellow Wine Cellars Winery

860 Kaiser Road Napa, CA 94558


Heitz Cellars

436 St. Helena Hwy, South St. Helena, CA 94574


Long Meadow Ranch

738 Main Street St. Helena, CA 94574


Helena View Johnston Vineyards

3500 Highway 128 Calistoga, CA 94515


Louis M. Martini Winery

254 South St. Helena Hwy St. Helena, CA 94574









Luna Vineyards

2921 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Noah Vineyards

6204 Washington Street


Lynch Vineyards

1040 Main Street, Suite 103 Napa, CA 94558


Yountville, CA 94599 Oakville Ranch Vineyards 7781 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Madonna Estate

5400 Old Sonoma Road Napa, CA 94559


O’ Brien Estate

1200 Orchard Avenue Napa, CA 94558


Madrigal Vineyards

3718 N. St. Helena Hwy Calistoga, CA 94515


Off the Map Wines

8576 Highway 29 Rutherford, CA 94573


Mahoney Vineyards

708 First Street Napa, CA 94558


OnTheEdge Winery

1255 Lincoln Avenue Calistoga, CA 94515


Markham Vineyards

2812 St. Helena Hwy N. St. Helena, CA 94574


Opus One Winery

7900 St. Helena Hwy. Oakville, CA 94562


Mason Cellars

714 First Street Napa, CA 94559


Ovid Napa Valley

255 Long Ranch Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Mayacamas Vineyards

1155 Lokoya Road Napa, CA 94558


Palmaz Vineyards

4029 Hagen Road Napa, CA 94559


McKenzie-Muller Vineyards & Winery

2530 Las Amigas Road Napa, CA 94559


Paloma Vineyard

4013 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Melanson Vineyard

1537 Sage Canyon Road St. Helena, CA 94954


Paoletti Vineyards

4501 Silverado Trail Calistoga, CA 94515


Mendelson Vineyard

809 Coombs Street Napa, CA 94559



7257 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558



1000 Main Street St. Helena, CA 94559


Patz & Hall Wine Company

851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste. A


MJA Vineyards/ Serene Cellars

647 Greenfield Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Peacock Family Vineyard

3100 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Mi Sueno Winery

910 Enterprise Way, Suite M Napa, CA 94558


Peju Province Winery

8466 St. Helena Hwy. Rutherford, CA 94573


Michael-Scott Wines

2993 Brookwood Drive Napa, CA 94558


Peter Michael Winery

12400 Ida Canyon Road Calistoga, CA 94515


Milat Vineyards

1091 St. Helena Hwy S. St. Helena, CA 94574


Phillip Togni Vineyard

3780 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Miner Family Vineyards

7850 Silverado Trail Oakville, CA 94562

800.366.WINE x17

Phoenix Vineyards & Winery

3175 Dry Creek Road Napa, CA 94558


Monticello Vineyards

4242 Big Ranch Road Napa, CA 94558

707.253.2802 x18

Pillar Rock Vineyard

6110 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Moss Creek Winery

6015 Steele Canyon Road Napa, CA 94558


Piña Cellars

8060 Silverado Trail Oakville, CA 94573


Mumm Napa Valley

8445 Silverado Trail Rutherford, CA 94573


Pine Ridge Winery

5901 Silverado Trail Yountville, CA 94599


Napa Cellars

7481 St. Helena Hwy Oakville, CA 94562


PlumpJack Winery

620 Oakville Crossroad Oakville, CA 94562


Napa Redwoods Estate

4723 Redwood Road Napa, CA 94558


Pope Valley Winery

6613 Pope Valley Road Pope Valley, CA 94567


Napa Valley Limoncello Co.

4100 Paoli Loop Road #D American Canyon, CA 94503


Prager Winery & Port Works

1281 Lewelling Lane St. Helena, CA 94574


Napa Wine Company

7830-40 St. Helena Hwy Oakville, CA 94562


Pride Mountain Vineyards 4026 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Neal Family Vineyards

716 Liparita Road Angwin, CA 94508


Provenance Vineyards

1695 St. Helena Hwy. Rutherford, CA 94573


Newton Vineyard

2555 Madrona Avenue St. Helena, CA 94574



1601 Silverado Trail Rutherford, CA 94573


Neyers Vineyards

2153 Sage Canyon Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Quixote Winery

6126 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Nichelini Winery, Inc.

2950 Sage Canyon Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Raymond Vineyard & Cellar

849 Zinfandel Lane St. Helena, CA 94574

800.525.2659 x1

Nickel & Nickel

8164 St. Helena Hwy Oakville, CA 94562


Redmon Family Vineyards 1185 Starr Avenue St. Helena, CA 94574

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Regusci Winery

5584 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Schramsberg Vineyards

1400 Schramsberg Road Calistoga, CA 94515


Renteria Wines & Winery

1106 Clark Street Napa, CA 94559


Schweiger Vineyards

4015 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Revana Family Vineyard

2930 St. Helena Hwy, North St. Helena, CA 94574


Seavey Vineyard

1310 Conn Valley Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Reverie Vineyard

1520 Diamond Mountain Road 707.942.6800 Calistoga, CA 94515

Sequoia Grove Vineyards

8338 St. Helena Hwy Napa, CA 94558


Reynolds Family Winery

3266 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Shafer Vineyards

6154 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Ritchie Creek Vineyard

4024 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Sherwin Family Vinyards

4060 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Robert Biale Vineyards

4038 Big Ranch Road Napa, CA 94558


Signorello Vineyards

4500 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Robert Keenan Winery

3660 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Silenus Vintners

5225 Solano Avenue Napa, CA 94558


Robert Mondavi Winery

7801 St. Helena Hwy Oakville, CA 94562


Silver Oak Cellars

915 Oakville Crossroad Oakville, CA 94562


Robert Pecota Winery

3251 St. Helena Hwy St. Helena, CA 94574


Silverado Vineyards

6121 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Robert Sinskey Vineyards

6320 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Smith - Madrone

4022 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Robinson Family Vineyards

5880 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Sparrow Lane

1445 Summit Lake Road Angwin, CA 94508


Rocca Family Vineyards

1130 Main Street Napa, CA 94559


Spencer Roloson Winery

176 Main Street, Suite D St. Helena, CA 94574


Rombauer Vineyards

3522 Silverado Trail St. Helena, CA 94574


Spottswoode Estate Vineyards & Winery

1902 Madrona Avenue St. Helena, CA 94574


Round Pond

87 Rutherford Crossroad Rutherford, CA 94574


Spring Mountain Vineyard 2805 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Rudd Vineyards & Winery 500 Oakville Crossroad Oakville, CA 94562


St. Barthelemey Cellars

1001 Steele Canyon Road Napa, CA 94558


Rustridge Winery

2910 Lower Chiles Valley Rd St. Helena, CA 94574


St. Clement Vineyards

2867 St. Helena Hwy. North St. Helena, CA 94574


Rutherford Wine Co.

1680 Silverado Trail St. Helena, CA 9457


St. Helena Winery

100 Pratt Avenue St. Helena, CA 94574


St. Supery Vineyards

8440 St. Helena Hwy. Rutherford, CA 94573


Staglin Family

1570 Bella Oaks Lane Rutherford, CA 94573


Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

5766 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Rutherford Grove Winery 1673 St. Helena Hwy Rutherford, CA 94573 800.963.0544 Rutherford Hill Winery

200 Rutherford Hill Road Rutherford, CA 94573


Stags’ Leap Winery

6150 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


S.E. Chase Family Cellars

2252 Sulphur Springs St. Helena, CA 94574


Stonefly Vineyards

3780 Hagen Road Napa, CA 94558


Saddleback Cellars

7802 Money Road Oakville, CA 94562


Stonehedge Winery

1004 Clinton Street Napa, CA 94559



1500 Los Carneros Avenue Napa, CA 94559


Stony Hill Vineyard

3331 St. Helena Hwy N. St. Helena, CA 94574


Salvestrin Estate

397 Main Street St. Helena, CA 94574


Storybook Mountain Vineyards

3835 Highway 128 Calistoga, CA 94515


Saviez Vineyards

4060 Silverado Trail Calistoga, CA 94515


Stratford Winery

3222 Ehlers Lane St. Helena, CA 94574


Sawyer Cellars

8350 St. Helena Hwy Rutherford, CA 94573


Sullivan Vineyards

1090 Galleron Road Rutherford, CA 94573


School House Vineyard

3549 Langtry Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Summers Winery & Vineyards

1171 Tubbs Lane Calistoga, CA 94515









Summit Lake Vineyards

2000 Summit Lake Drive Angwin, CA 94508


Vincent Arroyo Winery

2361 Greenwood Avenue Calistoga, CA 94515


Sutter Home Family Vineyards

277 St. Helena Hwy S. St. Helena, CA 94574

707.963.3104 x4208

Vine Cliff Winery

7400 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


Swanson Vineyards

1271 Manley Lane Rutherford, CA 94573


Vinoce Winery

880 Vallejo Street Napa, CA 94559


Tasting on Main

1142 Main Street St. Helena, CA 94574


Vintner’s Collective

1245 Main Street Napa, CA 94558


Tedeschi Family Winery

2779 Grand Street Calistoga, CA 94515


Vinum Cellars

135 Camino Dorado, Suite 6 Napa, CA 94558


Terra Valentine

3787 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574


Volker Eisele Family

3080 Lower Chiles Valley Rd St. Helena, CA 94574


The Terraces

1450 Silverado Trail South St. Helena, CA 94574


von Strasser Winery

1510 Diamond Mountain Rd Calistoga, CA 94515


Toad Hall Cellars

1978 W. Zinfandel Lane St. Helena, CA 94574



708 First Street Napa, CA 94559


TOR Wines

1241 Adams Street, Ste. 1045 707.963.3100 St. Helena, CA 94574

White Cottage Ranch

1217 Edwards Street St. Helena, CA 94574


Trefethen Vineyards

1160 Oak Knoll Avenue Napa, CA 94558


White Rock Vineyards

1115 Lome Vista Drive Napa, CA 94558


Trinchero Winery

3070 North St. Helena Hwy. St. Helena, CA 94574


Whitehall Lane Winery

1563 St. Helena Hwy St Helena, CA 94574

800.963.9454 x19

Trinity Oaks

277 St. Helena Hwy S. St Helena, CA 94574


Whitford Cellars

4047 East 3rd Avenue Napa, CA 94559


Truchard Vineyards

3234 Old Sonoma Road Napa, CA 94581


William Cole Vineyards

2849 St. Helena Hwy. North St. Helena, CA 94574


Tudal Winery

1015 Big Tree Road St. Helena, CA 94574


William Harrison

1443 Silverado Trail St. Helena, CA 94574


Tulocay Winery

1426 Coombsville Road Napa, CA 94558


William Hill Estate Winery 1761 Atlas Peak Road Napa, CA 94558


Turnbull Wine Cellars

8210 St. Helena Hwy Oakville, CA 94562

800.887.6285 x18

Wing Canyon Vineyards

3100 Mount Veeder Road Napa, CA 94558


Twenty Rows Winery & Tasting Room

880 Vallejo Street Napa, CA 94559


X Winery

1405 Second Street Napa, CA 94559

707.204.9522 x9

Twomey Cellars

1183 Dunaweal Lane Calistoga, CA 94515


Young Ridge Estate

945 Lincoln Avenue Napa, CA 94558


V. Sattui Winery

1111 White Lane St. Helena, CA 94574


Zahtila Vineyards

2250 Lake County Hwy Calistoga, CA 94515


Van Asperen Vineyards

1680 Silverado Trail St. Helena, CA 94574


ZD Wines

8383 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558


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