A former chef at Cotogna and Quince, Sean O’Toole, has moved into the space on Downtown Napa's Main Street that once housed the ill-fated Michelin-starred vegan eatery and yoga studio, Ubuntu.
It’s not easy to please both Aunt Edith and your sister’s hipster boyfriend; to find a match for tart cranberry sauce, creamy green bean almondine (thanks, Edi) and freshly-foraged mushroom stuffing smothered in Turkey gravy. Such a challenge is nothing to be thankful for. But here are five wines that will get the whole happy family through the neverending Thanksgiving feast.
There is a winery in the heart of downtown Manhattan that imports 200 tons of premium California grapes every year: Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, Pinot Noir from Russian River, Syrah from Paso Robles. But the barrels full of wine that line the Tribeca space is just a backdrop for the main attraction: music. Now, the founder of that winery/music venu/restaurant/wine bar is importing a bit of New York City to Napa Valley.
It was a wine-soaked showdown of valley floor vs. mountain Cabernet Sauvignon at the Napa Valley Vintners last Friday — with points scored on both sides and the winner left entirely undecided.
Glimpses of waves crashing against the shore can be seen through patches of fog, yet the late-October sun is warm and bright. Guests of the first annual Fort Ross-Seaview wine festival are shedding layers. This is what it feels like to be 'above the fog line,' a term you often hear from grape growers in what is coined 'the true Sonoma Coast.'
Winemakers and grape growers are getting ready for a much needed vacation as the final grapes are picked this week throughout Napa and Sonoma.
It’s harvest season and Napa Valley is up all night: Bright spotlights move up and down vineyard rows as pickers relieve the vines of their heavy load, literally running from vine to vine, clusters of fruit piled high.
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