A Napa Wedding

Rich and I met in Napa in 2007 and wine became our common bond. When we got engaged a year and a half later we thought it was only fitting to go back to Napa for our wedding. For us, the ideal location happened to be where we met, the Meritage Spa and Resort. An…

A Seaview Connection to Wine

When we were house hunting we looked at homes and none of them felt right until we walked into this incredible Seaview house. We knew it was meant to be when we discovered a shed in the back filled with jugs of homemade wine and liqueurs. So perfect for this winepair! The former owner grew…

Winery Tasting Room Etiquette

Your Guide to the Do’s and Don’ts During Your Visit I can’t think of a better way to spend a day than visiting wineries and tasting. It is a perfect opportunity to try new wines, find new varietals and learn more about the winemaking process and usually in an idyllic setting. The first time I…

Top 9 Wine Posts of 2017

With the close of 2017, I thought it would be fun to look back at my Top 9 Instagram posts for the year. We received a cool wine club shipment on a recommendation from a friend – Firstleaf Wine Club. As you try the wines you rate them in their system and they curate wines…

Exploring the Wines and Wineries of the Santa Maria Valley

I discovered my passion for wine and wine tasting while visiting the famed Napa and Sonoma regions of California. Since I live near Los Angeles and don’t get up to No Cal as often as I’d like, I’ve found that seeking newer wine regions in Central and Southern California help satisfy my insatiable desire for…