Flowers: Wilderness Winemakers

The extreme Sonoma Coast is not a place for the light-hearted. Rugged terrain, ethereal mist, towering cliffs and…


Francis Ford Coppola: Flagship for the Stars

Coppola's flamboyant flagship wine, Archimedes, is a powerful and enchanting Cabernet Sauvignon made to honour…


Spottswoode Estate Entrance

Spottswoode: A Guiding Light for Napa Valley Cabernet

If ever there was an estate that so perfectly embodied family values and the idyllic winery dream, it’s Spottswoode.


Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot

Duckhorn Vineyards: The Merlot that Dethroned Cabernet as the King of California

Duckhorn ‘Three Palms’ Napa Valley Merlot (2014) has made history by being named the Number 1 Wine in the World in 2017…


Napa & Sonoma Trip: Day Three

When arriving at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, we walk into an incredibly landscaped and architectural phenomenon. Each…


Napa & Sonoma Trip: Day Two

When you enter the Duckhorn Estate, just on the side of Howell Mountain - down the Silverado trail, just outside…


Napa & Sonoma Trip: Day One

We travelled up North into Dry Creek County, almost at the top of Napa, where we were given the number of a road. No…


#10 : 2016 Francis Ford Coppola ‘Sofia’ Rosé

Sofia Rosé is a wine of unparalleled beauty. From its shapely, stylized bottle to its delicate fruity essence, this is…


Great American Chardonnay

After our recent focus on Burgundy, we've decided to share a selection of our favourite Chardonnays from the West Coast…


Focus on SMWE: Wines of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellar

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, notably known for being the winery that won the Cabernet Sauvignon competition in the 1976…