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Napa Valley Grape Harvest Season

All set for your upcoming Napa vacation? Are you
fervently browsing thousands of exciting options to shortlist your wine
tastings and food pairings? Why not deviate from the usual and pick out
wineries that have something extraordinary going on and produce the most
amazing wines in the region?

Participants of Napa Green’s sustainable,
environmentally progressive philosophy, Napa’s “green” vintners have taken the ‘Soil
to Bottle’ concept to a different level. Whether you are a hard-core
environmentalist, an eco-conscious consumer, or simply intrigued by what green vintners
do, you have the opportunity to meet them up close. Learn how these vintners have
adopted a series of thoughtful decisions to promote conservation of the land
and resources by:

  • Changing
    the vineyard layouts or planting areas to minimize water usage.
  • Planting
    cover crops to prevent soil erosion and enhance water retention.
  • Relying
    on natural predators, such as bluebirds and owls to minimize man-made

All set for your upcoming Napa vacation? Are you
fervently browsing thousands of exciting options to shortlist your wine
tastings and food pairings? Why not deviate from the usual and pick out
wineries that have something extraordinary going on and produce the most
amazing wines in the region?

Participants of Napa Green’s sustainable,
environmentally progressive philosophy, Napa’s “green” vintners have taken the ‘Soil
to Bottle’ concept to a different level. Whether you are a h

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wine and food pairing

Pairing wine is like learning a foreign language. Not only do you need to know the various types of wines and grapes out there, but you also need to understand their flavor undertones, regions, and what foods they work best with.

While it takes years to become a true sommelier (including a formal education), here are a few beginner-friendly tips so that you can pick up great bottles of wine and bring them home for your taste fest:

  • Chardonnay: Chardonnays are dry wines, but some have a vanilla undertone. Use these white varieties to go along with chicken, halibut, salmon, and even mild cheese dishes.
  • Sauvignon Blanc: Another white wine, the Sauvignon Blanc is lighter, crisp, and has herbal notes along with fruity tastes. It works best with poultry and is excellent for shellfish.
  • Champagne: Champagne can be dry, and because it is often a blend of a few wines, it works better with seafood, eggs, and oysters. If you have sweeter champagne, use it with fruit and cheese platter

Pairing wine is like learning a foreign language. Not only do you need to know the various types of wines and grapes out there, but you also need to understand their flavor undertones, regions, and what foods they work best with.

While it takes years to become a true sommelier (including a formal education), here are a few beginner-friendly tips so that you can pick up great bottles of wine and bring them home for your taste fest:

  • Chardonnay: Chardonnays are dry wines, but some have a va
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Just because Napa is inland doesn’t mean we don’t get to enjoy gourmet seafood. In fact, there’s plenty of local restaurants and resorts serving up everything from shrimp to halibut or swordfish and everything between! The only problem is figuring out what kind of wine you need to go along with your light, delicious seafood meal. That’s where this blog post comes in!

Shellfish: 2016 Au Jardin Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Eating freshly shucked oysters, boiled mussels, or crab? We suggest this Napa Sauvignon Blanc. Vibrant citrus notes and delicately light herbal infusions play on the tongue without overwhelming your meal, clearing the palate easily and quickly after each sip. The high acidity is wonderful for bringing out the flavors and balancing them perfectly. It’s also suitable for feta and fresh salads, but you shouldn’t pair it with lobster – we’ll address that next.

Lobster: 2015 Barquette Monterey County Chardonnay

Au Jardin’s Sauvignon Blanc is del

Just because Napa is inland doesn’t mean we don’t get to enjoy gourmet seafood. In fact, there’s plenty of local restaurants and resorts serving up everything from shrimp to halibut or swordfish and everything between! The only problem is figuring out what kind of wine you need to go along with your light, delicious seafood meal. That’s where this blog post comes in!

Shellfish: 2016 Au Jardin Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Eating freshly shucked oysters, boiled mussels, or crab? We su

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is located in Downtown Napa, CA

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Napa, CA 94158
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