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: 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 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…