I first visited Paso Robles in January and promised a return trip. I’m back sooner than expected and am already planning the NEXT trip! This visit is with a fun group–various wine writers and journalists from both coasts. We all converged on this beautiful area today…a bit weary from the air travel but excited about new adventures in this picturesque wine region.
If you’ve ever wondered what goes into making a wine, the Franciscan Estate & Mount Veder Winery insist that you partake in one of their blending exercises…a process that true wine makers live for!
The most incredible garden to table experience in Napa can be found at the historic Robert Mondavi Winery – a forerunner of vino in Napa Valley. Once there, prepare to peruse through the garden with the chef and select the ingredients that will be used for your dinner. Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers …
Ever wonder what it would be like to throw caution to the wind and follow your dreams? Imagine deciding to leave a great paying job and starting over! A couple I know did just that.
You’re looking at one of the most beautiful heirloom tomato salad presentations I’ve ever seen! Chef Cory Strike of Franciscan Winery in Napa is a true talent in the kitchen.
No trip to Napa would be complete without stopping here…that’s for sure! The Robert Mondavi Winery, located just off Highway 29, is home to happy faces and lots of history.
Harvest is in full swing in California wine country. We just returned from an incredible shoot there! You’ll soon start seeing some of our adventures on Goodtaste.tv here, but I wanted to tell you about a unexpected bit of fun.
I recently got a chance to meet up with one of the fun experts on Napa wines to not only talk about wine but also the town of Napa. Don’t overlook it when you visit the wine country…there’s a lot to see.
Meet the women behind the wine that just might remind you of someone you know. Who doesn’t know or have a Middle Sister! You can say that great minds thought alike when a group of creative, tenacious women pursued their passion for wine and sisterhood.
The pilot episode of Good Taste with Tanji.
I recently spent an afternoon with Chris Benziger touring his family’s beautiful vineyards. The Benzigers are not only farming their grapes organically but also biodynamically.
A trip to the California Wine Country would not be complete without a stop at one of the most spectacular wineries anywhere. In fact, any time my husband and I go to Napa, Domain Carneros is always our first stop.
Plan on spending some time at this beautiful Sonoma winery. The grounds are spectacular—you’ll want to walk through their lush gardens. Be sure to look for the ‘cork’ tree…you’ll see up close and personal where those precious little wine stoppers come from.
The tasting room here is spacious with a great offering of gift items.