Wine Clubs: To Join or Not to Join?

If you love wine, joining a wine club is probably one of the most tempting things to do in the world. Whether it’s with your favorite winery, online, or with a wine shop, there’s about a million ways to spend your entire paycheck on bottles and we’re here for it. However if you’re not in…

Like a Phoenix

Sorry for the lack of posts lately! Harvest’ll do that to you. In a week though I’ll be done at Staglin! After the fires everything flew by faster than I could have imagined. We’re just now getting back to 8 hour days which is both wonderful and heartbreaking since it means it’s all coming to…

Harvest Take 3: A Valley Inflamare

A week ago, I was planning on writing about how harvest at Staglin was going. It was in the middle of the busiest week I’ve ever worked–13 to 16 hour days every day–and I had no idea when my next day off would be. We were cranking out tons of grapes and our tanks were…

6 Drives to See Before You Die

I love road trips. To me, they are the epitome of adventure. Pack me in a car with friends any day and let’s go. The world is vast and you have to start somewhere. The summer we graduated high school, my friends and I did a road trip from San Diego to San Francisco. Little…

The 9 Best Things About Living in Napa

Let’s face it, Napa’s lit. A small town surrounded by some of the best vineyards in the world, there are far worse things you could do than spend a few months of your life here. Sure, housing’s through the roof and there’s an endless stream of tourists to compete with on the weekends, but none of that matters….

My Summer Road Trip Playlist

Since I spend most of my time on some road trip or another and people seem to really like the CDs I make, I thought I’d share with everyone my picks for a five-star summer road trip playlist! This is best when mixed with great friends in the car and driving the California coast, but…

Things I miss about California when I’m away:

My family and friends. The people who get me, love me, and I always know I can trust. The weather. Nothing beats California sunshine. Nothing. My blue Honda Ridgeline, Logan. With all the time we spent together over the years, it’s like leaving a part of me. Driving long distances. My favorite way to calm…