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How a 50 Year Dream Came True in Coombsville

By Guest Blogger, Paul Maroon
Owner, Maroon Vineyards 
 
“Years ago Joseph Phelps was a pioneer in [Coombsville] and discovered how wonderful the Cabernets were from this area.” –Paul Maroon, Owner, Maroon Vineyards 
 
After many years of dreaming about a life in Napa Valley, it finally came true for me in the year 2000 when we established Maroon Wines and Maroon Vineyards. 
 

Le Chanceux’s tale of Inspiration, Courage & a Little Luck

Written by guest blogger, Don Carter of WineSnark.com
The wise-ass guide to wine appreciation.

Sue McNerney was hoping to turn her passion for wine into a profitable business when the Napa earthquake struck on the morning of August 24th. “I was standing in the kitchen when I saw the pictures on my iPad and I walked over to the door and I said, ‘Oh my God. It’s gone. It’s gone!’ ”

Liquid Art

On a daily basis, I meet people that have been born and raised here in Napa Valley that seem as if they’ve been in training on the refinements of various Cabernet clones since first grade….or at least that is what I imagine!  As for me, I was born the youngest daughter of Tom & Peg Trotter’s 16 kids in Philadelphia, PA.  We only had “fine wine” in the house for special occasions…and it was either Cold Duck or Blue Nun!

Napa Winemaker Aha Moments | Stephanie Trotter Zacharia

Guest Blog courtesy of Stephanie Trotter Zacharia
Co-Owner and Winemaker, Trotter 1/16 Winery, Napa Valley, California

One of the coolest aspects of being a boot-strap winemaker is that I get to play all the various winery roles. Honestly, some are more fun than others. I much prefer showing friends/customers around the vineyard or crush pad over say, accounting.

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