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The French Laundry’s New Chapter

Chef Thomas Keller talks about what’s next for his world-famous restaurant in Wine Country.

Downtown Tasting

Six spots to swirl and sip—with an urban twist.

Apple Heaven

Experience the best in apple culture—from pies to cider—in Sonoma County.

Wine Country Cozy

Ten fabulous ways to heat things up when the temperature drops.

Vineyard Vows

Expert advice on tying the knot, Wine Country style, from one of the Bay Area’s best in the business.
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5 of our Favorite Wine Caves in Sonoma

Take a trip through Sonoma Valley’s spectacular working wine caves, which offer cool adventures during the warmer months.

Downtown Tasting

Six spots to swirl and sip—with an urban twist.

40 Years of Fabulous

A legendary winemaker celebrates a milestone harvest.

Wine Made Easy

Become a vintner with Wine Country’s posh new wine club.

Wine Tasting For a Living

BevMo evaluator Wilfred Wong talks wine. Wilfred Wong got his start as a wine connoisseur when working for his family’s Ashbury Market in the early 1970s

Exquisite Evenings

Copain Wines invites fabulous chefs to pair their dishes.

Galas and Gatherings

Guests celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Napa Valley Wine Library Association’s Annual Tasting with more than 200 wines.

Rock, Stock, and a Few Soaking Barrels

Longtime friends honor a Sonoma family ranch with boutique wines.

The Holy Grail

A trifecta of talent introduces the newest cult cabernet.

Our Favorite (Free) Wine Apps

Download these fun Apps!

Estate of Grace

A breathtaking family estate in Petaluma celebrates the 25th anniversary of its vineyards.

Raising the Bar

Edgy wine labels and cult wines

Beyond Borders

Wine Country’s international tapestry weaves a melting pot of flavors and experiences to savor.

Market Place

Sebastopol stakes its claim, with a sophisticated shopping and dining arcade.

French Toast

Fabulous wines pair with Michelin bites at St. Helena’s Posh new tasting room.

Wine Country Northwest

Where to sip, stay, eat, and play in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Something's Brewing in Wine Country

Innovative beermakers in Napa and Sonoma are giving wine a run for its money.

Richard: The Third Act

The New Napa

A revitalized Downtown, a riverfront renaissance, chic restaurants, and wine-tasting galore - this is definately not your grandfather's Napa.

Three To Watch

Keeping their day jobs hasn't stopped these winemakers from realizing their dreams.

Three to Watch

Wine Offspring

Wine Stars

Wine Country Itineraries: Getting to know the towns of Napa and Sonoma counties

Have a few hours to spare in Wine Country and don't know what to do? Here's a closer look at Petaluma and Yontville.

Good Wine, on Tap

Following wineries’ success with screw caps, restaurants and bars try their hand at making wine more accessible

Fresh Pours

Get ready to add more stops to your tasting room tour.

Drink Up

In Wine Country, imbibing isn’t just about wine.

Destination Wineries

These four vineyards offer an unforgettable taste of Wine Country.

Art Meets Life

Gia Coppola adds to her family’s legacy with an acclaimed film and a trio of fun wines.

25 Years of Stags Leap

One of Napa Valley’s most renowned subregions has lots to celebrate.

Beyond Cab and Chardonnay

Tocai Friulano, anyone? Trousseau Gris? If Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Chardonnay queen, Pinot Noir prince, and Zinfandel the wild court jester, what’s to make of the escalating number of esoteric varietals....

Going with the Flow

Two friends keg wine for the masses at their new Napa warehouse.

Now Pouring

Uncorking vintages in delightful new tasting rooms.

Read Between the Vines

Three wine books to enjoy!
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The French Laundry’s New Chapter

Chef Thomas Keller talks about what’s next for his world-famous restaurant in Wine Country.

Apple Heaven

Experience the best in apple culture—from pies to cider—in Sonoma County.

New Eats

Wine country gets more delicious each day.

Toque of the Town

The transcendence of chef Michael Chiarello’s culinary stardom.

The Chef, the Storyteller

For award-winning Meadowood chef Christopher Kostow, food is part of a bigger story.

Exquisite Evenings

Copain Wines invites fabulous chefs to pair their dishes.

Home on the Grange

Healdsburg’s new foodie marketplace stakes its claim

Flavor! Napa Valley

Mobile Morsels

Gourmet grub on the go!

Dine About Town

Whether you are yearning for Yountville or a newbie noshing in Napa, here are four fantastic new finds on the foodie map.

A Cut Above

Anyone can be a butcher.

Market Place

Sebastopol stakes its claim, with a sophisticated shopping and dining arcade.

French Toast

Fabulous wines pair with Michelin bites at St. Helena’s Posh new tasting room.

Wine Country Northwest

Where to sip, stay, eat, and play in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Dining and Dashing

If Chef Cindy Pawlcyn ever slows down, she might just find time to enjoy the sweet smell of success.

Extending the Olive Branch

Artisan producers in Wine Country are fueling California's growing passion for olive oil.

Coming Home in Style

Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello brings his NapaStyle to V Marketplace

The New Napa

A revitalized Downtown, a riverfront renaissance, chic restaurants, and wine-tasting galore - this is definately not your grandfather's Napa.

Call of the Wild

Freestone's Wild Flour Bread stops weekend drivers in their tracks.

A Wish Upon A Star

The Michelin Guide's Jean Luc Naret waxes philosophical about ratings, restaurants, and those infamous stars.

Around Sonoma County with Bruce Cohn

The vintner, philanthropist, and all-around fun guy shares with Paul Franson his favorite things to see and do

Cooking With Wine

Three local culinary experts illustrate how a touch of vino can enhance your favorite recipes

The Queen of Cuisine

Rock Lobster

Around Town with Robert and Margrit Mondavi

Wine Country’s “it” couple shares with Paul Franson their favorite spots to visit, dine, shop, and indulge themselves

An Epicure’s Dream

A Fresh Take on the Farm

A Scrumptious Taste of Wine country

Many of Napa and Sonoma’s most luxurious venues are offering a very tasty way to tempt their guests to the region: gourmet getaways.

A Sophisticate Palate

Wine Country Itineraries: Getting to know the towns of Napa and Sonoma counties

Have a few hours to spare in Wine Country and don't know what to do? Here's a closer look at Petaluma and Yontville.

Good Wine, on Tap

Following wineries’ success with screw caps, restaurants and bars try their hand at making wine more accessible

Claim Your Table

Several restaurants open their doors in time for summer.

New Restaurants to Try in Wine Country

Seven restaurants, lounges, and tasting rooms to try in Wine Country.

Wine Country Cooking Classes

Learn something new at one of these classes.

Eat Like the Pros

The Webby Award–winning app just might change how—and where—you eat.

New Eats

Ten hot new spots to try right now.

Barn by Barn

Eileen Chiarello launches crowdfunding company to support “good food” entrepreneurs.

Inside Wine Country

From locally inspired recipes to essays on winemaking, these new books have it all.

Petaluma Pleasures

When you think about culinary destinations in Sonoma County, Petaluma often plays second fiddle to Healdsburg and Sebastopol. Recently, however, Rivertown has developed a restaurant scene all its own. Here are three eateries to try on your next visit.

A Perfect Pairing

The couple who created the Clif Bar debut a Napa Valley food line.

A Sweet Deal

The triumphant return of pastry chef Patrick Fahy to the French Laundry.

Wine Country Times Ten

For serious lovers of food and wine, it doesn’t get any better than this …

Culture Club

Culinary globe-trotting around Healdsburg Plaza.

New in St. Helena

Always a center of style and deliciousness, St. Helena has added to its riches.

New Eats

Bread Winner

Sunny Spots

Enjoy Outdoor Dining at These 10 Hot Spots.

Healdsburg Hot Spots

New tasting room and restaurant open their Doors.

Napa Noshing

New restaurants open their doors around town.

Forward Thinking

A Napa entrepreneur fuses food, wine, and philanthropy.
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5 of our Favorite Wine Caves in Sonoma

Take a trip through Sonoma Valley’s spectacular working wine caves, which offer cool adventures during the warmer months.

Hollywood in Napa

Napa Valley Film Festival pairs great movies with wining and dining.

Fresh Spots to Shop

Looking for something special? Go here.

Festival Fun

Head to these fests for good ol’ times.

Wine Made Easy

Become a vintner with Wine Country’s posh new wine club.

Wine Country Cozy

Ten fabulous ways to heat things up when the temperature drops.

Vineyard Vows

Expert advice on tying the knot, Wine Country style, from one of the Bay Area’s best in the business.

The Music Man

With Peter Williams at the helm, the Napa Valley Opera House heats up.

Exquisite Evenings

Copain Wines invites fabulous chefs to pair their dishes.

A Cut Above

Anyone can be a butcher.

Baby, you can drive my car

A collection of rentable vintage cars sets hearts racing for auto enthusiasts.

Wine Country Northwest

Where to sip, stay, eat, and play in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

The New Napa

A revitalized Downtown, a riverfront renaissance, chic restaurants, and wine-tasting galore - this is definately not your grandfather's Napa.

Canvasing the Field

Geyserville resident Steven Oliver has transformed his 90-acre sheep ranch into a palette for contemporary art.

Around Sonoma County with Bruce Cohn

The vintner, philanthropist, and all-around fun guy shares with Paul Franson his favorite things to see and do

Gaining A New Perspective

A Sophisticate Palate

Signature Sonoma

The quiet town of Sonoma has been the perfect getaway for San Francisco–based interior designer Ann Jones since she purchased her farmhouse there more than a decade ago. On a recent wintry day, she took us on a tour of her adopted town—sharing with us some of her favorite spots to shop, eat, view art, and just plain hang out.

Land of the Free

Despite the recent development of expansive vineyards and sprawling estates, Napa County's open spaces are under the ferocious protection of a formidable--and ever-growing--group of landowners and the stewardship of the Land Trust of Napa County.

On Top of the World

Soar above Wine Country for a perspective of the land that only a helicopter can give. Then set down on a mountain­top vineyard for a luncheon and wine tasting at a world-class boutique winery to which few ever have access. This is the ultimate getaway.

Wine Country Itineraries: Getting to know the towns of Napa and Sonoma counties

Have a few hours to spare in Wine Country and don't know what to do? Here's a closer look at Petaluma and Yontville.

Summer Hit List

10 Reasons to attend Festival del Sole’s 10th anniversary.

Summer Fun

How to make the most of warm-weather Wine Country.

Winter Wellness Wine Country

Seasonal remedies for body, mind, and soul.

Big Fun at Meritage

The Meritage Resort and Spa has the feeling of a giant Tuscan-style playroom.

A New Arena

Art, sculpture, and artisan sensibility take center stage at Michael Polenske’s rebranded galleries.

Festival Season

Ease into the holidays with music, food, and film.

Autumn Outings

Discover the diversity of Wine Country with these fall tours.

Tailor-Made Tours

Talent Show

Get your tickets to the valley’s best events.

Ditch the Car

Margrit’s Memoirs

With her platinum bob, Margrit Mondavi has long been a fixture in Wine Country, but rarely do people get such an intimate look into her life as with her new book, Margrit Mondavi’s

Pedal for Pinot

Explore Wine Country off road and up close with Napa Valley Bike Tours’ unique Cycling in the Vineyards program.

The Zen of Horseback Riding

Drive 15 minutes east of Napa to the slopes of Mount George, and you can discover both Zen-like wine tasting and an adventurous return to Napa’s past.

Viva Italia

At Your Service

Enjoy the best of wine country with a private concierge service.
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Wine Country Cozy

Ten fabulous ways to heat things up when the temperature drops.

Home on the Grange

Healdsburg’s new foodie marketplace stakes its claim

Wanderlust

Globe-trotter Linda Hamilton opens a gypsy chic pop-up boutique off the Sonoma Square.

Market Place

Sebastopol stakes its claim, with a sophisticated shopping and dining arcade.

The New Napa

A revitalized Downtown, a riverfront renaissance, chic restaurants, and wine-tasting galore - this is definately not your grandfather's Napa.

Around Sonoma County with Bruce Cohn

The vintner, philanthropist, and all-around fun guy shares with Paul Franson his favorite things to see and do

An Epicure’s Dream

Wine Country Itineraries: Getting to know the towns of Napa and Sonoma counties

Have a few hours to spare in Wine Country and don't know what to do? Here's a closer look at Petaluma and Yontville.

New Shops in Wine Country

Retailers to check out while you’re in town.

Williams-Sonoma Opens New Store Original Location

Williams-Sonoma returns to its roots, with a new store at its original location.

McEvoy Ranch Body Care Line Olive Oil

McEvoy Ranch inspires and infuses a body care line.

Retail Therapy

Treasures abound in these unique boutiques.

Expert Oxbow

Ten things to check out at Wine Country’s favorite market.
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Table for Two

A passion for good food fuels love, work, and play.

Napa Valley Festival del Sole

More than 10,000 attendees enjoyed dozens of music, theater, dance, and food events at the 10th annual Festival del Sole.

Carneros Wine Alliance 30th Anniversary

The Carneros Wine Alliance marked 30 years of nonprofit work with a “Year of the Ram” bash at the stunning di Rosa property.

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

More than 200 of Sonoma’s top winemakers and growers, as well as some of the area’s best chefs, came together for Sonoma County’s signature fundraising event.

BottleRock Music Festival

Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant, and No Doubt rocked the stage at the third annual BottleRock Napa Valley music festival at the Napa Valley Expo.

V Foundation Wine Celebration

The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s annual fundraiser garnered more than $10.6 million for cancer research.

Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit

Polo players, ponies, and horse-drawn carriages made appearances at the sixth annual Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit at Trione Polo Field in Santa Rosa.

Auction Napa Valley

Napa Valley Vintners raised $15.8 million for community health and education programs at the annual charity fundraiser, Auction Napa Valley.

Auction Napa Valley

Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit

V Foundation Wine Celebration

BottleRock Music Festival

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Carneros Wine Alliance 30th Anniversary

Napa Valley Festival del Sole

40 Years of Fabulous

A legendary winemaker celebrates a milestone harvest.

V Foundation

Toque of the Town

The transcendence of chef Michael Chiarello’s culinary stardom.

The Chef, the Storyteller

For award-winning Meadowood chef Christopher Kostow, food is part of a bigger story.

The Music Man

With Peter Williams at the helm, the Napa Valley Opera House heats up.

Galas and Gatherings

Guests celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Napa Valley Wine Library Association’s Annual Tasting with more than 200 wines.

Rock, Stock, and a Few Soaking Barrels

Longtime friends honor a Sonoma family ranch with boutique wines.

The Holy Grail

A trifecta of talent introduces the newest cult cabernet.

Flavor! Napa Valley

Napa Valley Collects Opening

Wanderlust

Globe-trotter Linda Hamilton opens a gypsy chic pop-up boutique off the Sonoma Square.

Estate of Grace

A breathtaking family estate in Petaluma celebrates the 25th anniversary of its vineyards.

Beyond Borders

Wine Country’s international tapestry weaves a melting pot of flavors and experiences to savor.

David Arthur Vineyards’ 25th Anniversary Gala

Wine, Women, & Shoes

V Foundation Wine Celebration

Giant Steps Charity Classic

Auction Napa Valley

Peter Michael Foundation Stars

Stick & Ball Polo Cup

Festival del Sole

Napa Neighbors

What's it like living in Napa? We toast a few East Bay expats living the Wine Country Dream.

Dining and Dashing

If Chef Cindy Pawlcyn ever slows down, she might just find time to enjoy the sweet smell of success.

Leading a Horse to Water

St. Helena's Sunrise Farms ponies up for the valley's abandoned horses.

Richard: The Third Act

Coming Home in Style

Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello brings his NapaStyle to V Marketplace

Three To Watch

Keeping their day jobs hasn't stopped these winemakers from realizing their dreams.

Canvasing the Field

Geyserville resident Steven Oliver has transformed his 90-acre sheep ranch into a palette for contemporary art.

A Wish Upon A Star

The Michelin Guide's Jean Luc Naret waxes philosophical about ratings, restaurants, and those infamous stars.

A Notable Life

With her new memoir, Eleanor Coppola finally turns the camera on herself.

Around Sonoma County with Bruce Cohn

The vintner, philanthropist, and all-around fun guy shares with Paul Franson his favorite things to see and do

Three to Watch

Suzanne Brangham’s Magic Touch

Designer, developer, and busy businesswoman Suzanne Brangham sees real estate opportunities where others do not

A Globe-Trotter Finds Roots in Wine Country

The Queen of Cuisine

Happy 150th, Healdsburg

Rock Lobster

Gaining A New Perspective

The Spirit of Giving

Wine Offspring

Around Town with Robert and Margrit Mondavi

Wine Country’s “it” couple shares with Paul Franson their favorite spots to visit, dine, shop, and indulge themselves

Wine Stars

Patterns of Light and Movement

Two San Francisco architects use texture and illumination to craft a modern vineyard retreat

Signature Sonoma

The quiet town of Sonoma has been the perfect getaway for San Francisco–based interior designer Ann Jones since she purchased her farmhouse there more than a decade ago. On a recent wintry day, she took us on a tour of her adopted town—sharing with us some of her favorite spots to shop, eat, view art, and just plain hang out.

Designing Wine Country

The Streets of Napa and Sonoma counties are virtually lined with buildings designed by Howard J. Backen, from Cyrus to Meadowood to countless residences. Backen’s signature style has influenced architecture around the world. So who is the man who is Wine Country’s architect?

A Thoroughly Modern Home

The Godfather of wine

Francis Ford Coppola is a lifelong wine lover and has worked diligently to further Wine Country's global stardom. He moved to Rutherford in 1975; in 1978, he began producing a Bordeaux blend; and in 1995, he reopened the Inglenook winery as Niebaum-Coppola. This year, Coppola celebrates a new winery in Geyserville.

Designing Organic

One couple create the home of their dreams by blurring the boundary between indoors and out

Notes Worth Savoring

Richard Arrowood celebrates five decades of making fine wine.

Sonoma International Film Festival

Out of The Shadows

With his own label and winery in the works, Philippe Melka finally takes the spotlight.

Sonoma County Barrel Auction

Yountville Live

Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Napa Gras 2015

Women of the Vine

Women of the Vine 2015

VinOlivo Weekend

VinOlivo Weekend 2015

Sonoma County Barrel Auction

Yountville Live

Sonoma International Film Festival

Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Napa Gras 2015

Di Rosa Art Auction

Chuck Williams’ 99th Birthday

St. Regis Polo Cup

Staglin Music Festival

Napa Valley Film Festival

Kelly P. Farley Signature Ceramics

Kelly P. Farley shows that the focus is still on craftsmanship in Wine Country.

Power Duos

Meet a few of Wine Country’s most impressive teams of two, from father-and-son wine-making duos to smitten sommeliers.

Queen of the Valley

Queen of the Valley

Di Rosa Art Auction

Chuck Williams 99th Birthday

St. Regis Polo Cup

Staglin Music Festival

Napa Valley Film Festival 1501

V Foundation

Cooking up Success

After years under the radar, Stanley Cheng, owner of Hestan Vineyards, steps into the spotlight.

Art Meets Life

Gia Coppola adds to her family’s legacy with an acclaimed film and a trio of fun wines.

Barn by Barn

Eileen Chiarello launches crowdfunding company to support “good food” entrepreneurs.

Whetstone Anniversary

Krave Sonoma

Hamel Grand Opening

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