Posts by Annette Hanami

A major art installation at HALL, a harvest grape stomp at design icon Clos Pegase, Alexander Valley like you’ve never seen it before at Jordan Winery and new openings, all happening in Wine Country this month.

Chef Duskie Estes is known nationally as a fearless Next Iron Chef contender but at heart, she’s a hometown girl. The renamed Zazu Kitchen + Farm, which opened yesterday, is as open, interactive, and creative as the "maker" community itself.

A cultural exploration of BBQ, the grand opening of Orin Swift's new tasting room in St. Helena and a dressy little exhibit in Downtown Napa, all happening in August in Wine Country.

The immediate feeling one gets when touring the nearly-completed HALL Visitor’s Center and winery extension in St. Helena is one of expansiveness – of space, views and purpose.

Chalkboard Restaurant fits right in to the lively Healdsburg Plaza neighborhood.  The new 62-seat restaurant is casual and contemporary, bursting with freshness from the bright, airy space to the seasonal ingredients. Designer Catherine Macfee brought light and spaciousness to the former Cyrus Resta

Napa Valley's most elegant festival of the year, an exciting new food and wine experience in Healdsburg and an indulgent wine and shoes party in St. Helena, these and more happening in Wine Country in July.

The US premiere of Miles Davis’s artwork in Yountville, the launch of an eye-popping new outdoor sculpture tour in Downtown Napa, a captivating photography exhibit in Healdsburg, Robert Mondavi's centennial and a mountainous wine tasting in St. Helena, all happening in wine country in June.

Napa Valley’s first tasting room circa 1848 wasn’t a winery, it was the Empire Saloon in Downtown Napa, a gathering place for gold miners looking to strike a future in this verdant but virgin realm.

A restored Victorian and modern barn is home to ZD Wines and symbolizes what Carneros stands for today – a respect for tradition with a bright and shining future.

The arc of architecture in Downtown Healdsburg, a not-to-be-missed French Flea Market in Sonoma, the best of farmers markets in St. Helena and a taste of Paso Robles' creative culture, all happening in May in Wine Country.1.