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May 21, 2012

Napa Valley Memorial Day 2012

It’s hard to believe that summer of 2012 is upon us, but here we are… so what am I going to do over Memorial Day weekend? I’m sure I am not the only person realizing how close the holiday already is, so here is a list of some of the best activities in Napa Valley that are […]

Vineyards, Wine Country Lifestyle
January 23, 2012

Sonoma Harvest 2011

The reports coming in on the “Wine Harvest of 2011” are pretty good!  There were some patchy weather items, but from the comments being made, it ended on a good note!  The additional time on the vines is said to create complex flavor profiles, and there were some who used different winemaking techniques to create […]

Wine Country Lifestyle
October 3, 2011

Howell Mountain Appellation

I recently toured a wonderful piece of land in the Howell Mountain Appellation with a friend.  For the right owner and the right management team, it could be a profitable investment.  But as we were walking the land and talking about it’s history, I was struck by the fact that understanding the history of the […]

California Appellations, Napa Vineyards For Sale
August 20, 2011

Calculating the EBIT of A California Vineyard

Because of the TIME it takes to start a vineyard, and the many relationships that need to be created between the wholesale distributers, resturants, lable designers – and more, most people are purchasing existing, producing Vineyards and Wineries. To understand the Return on Investment (ROI), which I think is critical, it’s important to distinguish between […]

Market Reports
May 9, 2011

Drinking Pink? Rose in California Wine Country

There’s a big splash for Pink (Rose) wines that seems to be growing. Iron Horse has a great Rose, and overall, Rose drinkers are unpretentious, hip and diverse lovers. The food that I’m seeing most paired with them is of course, salmon and pork… Black Forest ham and Gruyere on baguette, picnic food is PERFECT! […]

April 8, 2011

Rain Hillsides and Old Vines

If you are purchasing a home in most parts of the world, you might be interested in the history of the land… but EXACTLY how much rainfall comes to that area, what’s happening with temperature changes over the past ten years, and the ratio of hills to flat valley land might not make much difference… […]

February 20, 2011

Hawaiian Music at Judd’s Hill Napa Valley

Napa Valley fills up with the nostalgic sounds of Hawaii at a Judd’s Hill tasting. Art Finkelstein first started WhiteHall Lane, but found building the company up to 30,000 cases a year did not leave him time to really master wine making, so he sold it… and then purchased 14 acres for Judd’s Hill. Art’s […]

January 21, 2011

Napa Valley Real Estate Market Report Over $1million

From time to time buyers and sellers want to know what the market “snapshot” looks like for Napa Valley, CA. Please see the chart below for general information regarding real estate in Napa Valley, California for properties priced over $1,000,000 With today’s real estate market, many people are hyper focused on trends and market reports […]

Market Reports