Miner Family Wines & BottleRock Napa Valley

The People Dave Miner is a regular guy who is involved with many extraordinary endeavors. He finds success in the software industry, then his uncle’s Napa Valley wine business. In 1996 he becomes proprietor and founder at his own Miner Family Winery. With his brand, he returns to his long held musical passions by starting a strategic partnership and winemaker dinner concert series with Benedetto … [Read more...]

Lots to do in the Napa Valley in May & June

Summer days in Napa Valley are clear and sunny, the vineyards in full, green growth and the days long, leaving time for dining alfresco after wine-tasting. There is no excuse to spend time inside, when the valley hosts some of its most fun outdoor events.BottleRock Napa - May 29th - 31stIf you’re looking for a little rock ‘n roll when you come to Napa Valley, the third annual BottleRock … [Read more...]

Viognier, the scent of spring in the Napa Valley!

Viognier, the scent of spring! As winter passes and we start warming up to summer in the Napa Valley, the wines we enjoy see a correlative trend. Heavy Cabernet keeps us warm by the fire, and food friendly Merlot charm guests at our holiday celebrations, but by April our palates are looking for something a little more refreshing. With the warming temperatures, the food starts to lighten up from … [Read more...]

Visit the Napa Valley in April

Wine, food and cultural experiences are high on the list of what makes a great getaway. Planning an excursion to Napa Valley during the month of April will surely delight. The mustard has bloomed deep into the valley, spring menus pop up in restaurants and wineries throughout the valley throw open their doors for wine and art during Arts in April. Whatever your artistic inclination may be there is … [Read more...]

Wines to Pair with Christmas Dinner

Tis the season, and it is time to start thinking about cooking the big Christmas feast. And, of course, as wine professionals, we start with the wine. Friends and family know we have our priorities in order because after we pick the wine we start to pair the foods that complement our favorite winter reds and whites.The Miner Family Simpson Vineyard Viognier is a crowd pleaser that everyone … [Read more...]

Incredible Napa Valley Food Happenings

The Napa Valley is known worldwide for it’s incredible wine, and rightly so. In addition to wine it also has an amazing reputation for food and the winter time is a great time to visit and enjoy both food and wine. Check out some of these great food experiences happening over the winter months in the Napa Valley.Twelve Days of Christmas at Meadowood Napa ValleyEvery year in December, … [Read more...]