Yountville’s hidden gems, its lessor know wineries

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Yountville is often referred to as the heart of the Napa Valley and is home to the French Laundry, Bottega, Redd, and a slew of other famous restaurants, wineries, and resorts. The Town now has 12 tasting rooms from a vast array of wineries located throughout the Napa Valley. But there a few gems and lessor know wineries located within a stone’s […]

The number of Napa Valley wineries, a continuation

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A little over a month ago, I wrote  post, How many Napa Valley wineries are there are and how many is enough? and thought this would be any interesting addition. Of the 467 wineries per Napa County’s count, there are a large variety of parcels sizes. When driving up Highway 29, I am sure many think all the […]

Another Napa Valley winery sold, Cuvaison goes for $6.3 million

Cuavison Winery, Napa Valley

According to the Napa Valley Register article by Jennifer Huffman, Cuvaison Estate Winery sold its Calistoga winery, tasting room-office building and land to St. Helena-based developers Criswell-Radovan, LLC. “The estimated sale price for just the 14.59-acre property, based on the amount of documentary transfer tax indicated on the deed, was $6.3 million.” Cuvaison Estate Wines will keep all the […]

How many Napa Valley wineries are there are and how many is enough?

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Throughout the Napa Valley there are approximately 500 wineries. In a recent survey, the County counted 467 brick and mortar wine production buildings and 1,260 wine labels with an address associated thereto. The question being raised more and more, how many wineries are too many? This is what is happening right now and will be […]

Another Napa Valley winery purchased by an Asian buyer


Another Napa Valley winery has been purchased by an Asian buyer. This makes six that I know about in the last two years. Kieu Hoang, supposed worth two billion dollars made his money from his company, Rare Antibody Antigen Supply Inc. (RAAS), a blood plasma and derivatives business based in Agoura Hills in Southern California. He purchased the 100,000-case-a-year […]

Another Napa Valley winery sold to a Chinese group

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Carl Doumani, a well known Napa Valley vintner and figure, has sold his current winery venture, Quixote, to Melange, an American company owned by a Chinese firm. This was first reported in the Wine Spectator blog by James Laube. The property was listed by Cyd Greer, an agent my company for $29,950,000 and according to James, […]

Cairdean Estate Winery and Farmer & the Fox open to the public

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Driving just north of St Helena on Highway 29, on your left come across a several large buildings almost appearing to be built into the side of the hillside, called Spring Mountain. The sign says Cairdean Estates and one wonders what this property is all about. Cairdean essentially means friends, and can be stretched to mean for […]