Author: Alison Bailin Batz

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A Weekend in…Spring Mountain

Napa’s St. Helena AVA is well-known worldwide for its world-class dining, wineries and resorts. However, there is a gem hidden just behind St. Helena whose luscious varietals very much deserve the discovery. The region: the Spring Mountain District.

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Winery of the Week: Chalk Hill Estate Winery

Earlier this year, Bill Foley was honored by Wine Enthusiast with the 2022 Wine Star Award for Lifetime Achievement. Since 1996, the Foley Family Wines founder has grown his empire from one winery to a portfolio of 25 of the leading producers across California, Oregon, New Zealand, France and Argentina. However, he and his wife choose to make their home at Chalk Hill Estate Winery.

Armida Winery

Winery of the Week: Armida Winery

Armida Winery is named after a bewitching sorceress in a 16th Century Italian poem. This is fitting given how the sprawling Dry Creek vineyard and hospitality team work together to cast a spell on all those who swirl, sip and savor winemaker Brandon Lapides’ epic juice.