Posts by Annette Hanami

UC Davis unveiled the three finalists in the first design-build competition in the country for the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.

Inspiring Napa Valley home and garden tours, eye-popping poster art at Silverado Vineyards, artist Heidi Barrett at Jericho Canyon and La Follette Wines’ new tasting room at The Barlow.  These and more happening in April in wine country. 

A not to be missed architectural tour of Napa Valley icons, a Secret Cinema in Stags Leap, an eye-popping new photography exhibit in Rutherford and treasure hunting in Healdsburg, this and more all happening this month. Sign up for an extraordinary architectural tour of Napa Valley’s Grands DamesFar

After driving through a stretch of flat farmland east of Sacramento, the landscape slowly changes to rolling hills of ancient oaks and finally, to the bucolic Shenandoah Valley in the Sierra Foothills. This is the Mother Lode of Zinfandel with a history going back to the Gold Rush but today’s vintners are revitalizing the revered wine region with a bold new look and modern, fruit-driven wines.

Gallery openings, sculpture, and the end of olive season are all happening this month.

Spirituality in the natural world – a new photography exhibit at Robert Mondavi Winery A new fine–art photography exhibit at Robert Mondavi Winery "Ancient Textures and Sacred Landscapes" explores the integration of religious architecture within the environment, primarily in Asia, and their symbiosi

Planning a last-minute gathering doesn’t have to be complicated, just settle on some simple decor and pick up some luscious bites and sparkling wines to create the perfect, simple evening.  Here are some inspiring appetizers from wine country’s favorite tastemakers, paired with the sparkling wines o

With harvest over and the wines slumbering in the cellar, our thoughts turn to holiday entertaining, shopping, eating and partying to the very end.  Here’s how to end the year on a high note, wine country style.

As you make final plans for your great Thanksgiving Day feast and ponder which wines to serve, get some inspiration from a few of wine country’s best chefs, sommeliers and winemakers for these classic, and sometimes surprising, food and wine pairings.Sumptious StartersOn a cold Fall day, Dry Creek K

Head to the hills of Paso Robles and discover the fastest-growing and most dynamic wine region in California.