Harvest Table's Charlie Palmer Shares A Favorite Summer Salad

We just returned from a wonderful wine country day trip to St. Helena and had the chance to visit Charlie Palmer’s Harvest Table. We’re still dreaming about the farm-to-table fare, especially the peach and country ham salad! Unable to make it to Harvest Inn this weekend? We were able to get our hands on a copy of the recipe so you can make this delicious salad at home. 

Model Bakery's Mouthwatering Chocolate Rads

A Napa Valley bakery with a cult following that has earned a place on Oprah Winfrey's favorite things list, Model Bakery is known for their artisanal baked goods and buttery English muffins.  We can't get enough of the incredible recipes in their cookbook, especially the Chocolate Rads. Part brownie, part cookie, these treats are simply to die for. Get ready to make these cookies again and again. 

Meet Susan & Duane Hoff, Founders of Fantesca Estate & Winery

This trim, taut, entrepreneurial Type-A couple represents contradiction personified—driven urban-centric personalities offset by a genuine attraction to the rural calm of the Napa countryside. With successful business backgrounds rooted in the Best Buy principles of mass retailing, where volume, distribution and best price determine success, they have now committed themselves to an opposing strategy of building a wine-making enterprise-- the 53 acre Fantesca Estate & Winery-- based on “smallness,” devotion to quality, obsession about brand experience, and adherence to premium price.

In Her Own Words: Kathryn Hall, Hall Wines

Winemaker, mother, lawyer, diplomat, art lover, political junkie, social activist, and grape grower’s daughter, Kathryn Hall defies typecasting. This charismatic and personable achiever has traveled paths and notched experiences that bucket lists can be proud of. Now, she and husband, Craig, are at the helm of one of Napa Valley’s most exciting and talked-about sagas—the creation of HALL Wines, ascending to powerhouse status with the aid of a driven team, committed culture, defined strategy, and grand gesture.

How To Stay Safe in the Sun

Reading a sunscreen label can seem like staring at alphabet soup–SPF, UVA, UVB– but what does it all mean and what actually matters? SPF stands for sun protection factor and is a measure of how long a sunscreen will protect you from ultraviolet B rays, which damage the skin's outer layers and cause sunburns and the most common skin cancer.