Acacia House, Napa Valley – worth all the hype?

Acacia House by Chris Cosentino in St Helena, California… Let me first start by just saying that I tagged along with WineTravelEats to meet a mutual friend for a meal. I was in charge of getting the directions (brave people) and for about 20 minutes had to have the word Acacia repeated multiple times until the person just said LAS AL-KO-BAS google it!!! I googled and then … Continue reading Acacia House, Napa Valley – worth all the hype?

Safari West – A piece of Africa in California

From a South African perspective To the average “passerby” Safari West in Sonoma County, California, is a cool place to go glamping with some wild animals and birds in the background. What’s the big deal right? Right. Well here is the low down from a South African’s experience and perspective. As you can imagine we African’s can be a bit particular when it comes to others trying … Continue reading Safari West – A piece of Africa in California

Domaine Carneros

Postcards from Domaine Carneros

When out in Northern California visiting the infamous Napa Valley, Domaine Carneros is just one of those must visit places. Now let’s be honest, the bubbles speak for themselves with their elegant simplicity that always has you reaching for a bottle to celebrate any kind of important occasion… such as the end of a Monday, the first bud of spring, the sun shining, laundry completed, imaginary … Continue reading Postcards from Domaine Carneros

Far Niente Winery, Napa, California

Far Niente Winery – Napa, California

One of the highlights of having friends who love wine is the fact that they know the good from the bad and everything in between. Visiting Napa with the author of Wine Travel Eats was a surprise adventure into wine and food, one I had no idea existed! After days of wine tasting in Napa, exploring San Francisco and eating the most divine food, I thought that … Continue reading Far Niente Winery – Napa, California

Skate on the Bay and Sunflowers

Day 1 in the life of a Wine Blogger series I arrived on a sunny Monday afternoon and was whisked off to a beautiful restaurant called Skates on the Bay. Sitting on top of the water (stilts not sitting sitting), the huge glass windows overlooking the bay, the fresh smell of the sea air… I fell in love with San Francisco right there and then. … Continue reading Skate on the Bay and Sunflowers

6 days in San Francisco and Napa – A glimpse in to the life of a Wineblogger

In August I was invited by Napa Food and Vine to spend a week with them.  We’ve known each other for over decade (I’m dating myself here) and worked together previously on different projects. Never wine or food though.  Honestly when she told me that she was blogging about wine and food I thought she was a tad on the “nuts” spectrum. That said I’ve … Continue reading 6 days in San Francisco and Napa – A glimpse in to the life of a Wineblogger