as I sit here waiting for Wilma to arrive, I figure I'd better post these. May not have the chance for a while.. :frown: This place is by appt. only. they do tours/tastings maybe 3 days a week, at most twice daily. Now that sounds a bit stuffy, but they do take their wine seriously, yet were one of the nicest wineries to visit. Very nice tour and, the tasting, well lets get on with it... The facility, simply stunning to visit. You call in and they open the gate. We were there early so I shot some shots from outside the gate: NIKON D2H    ---    31mm    f/9.0    1/250s    ISO 200 NIKON D2H    ---    55mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    ISO 200 They are off the Silverado Trail, which is one of two main north/south roads thru napa county. Less trafficed, but worth the ride: Those grapes are cabernet sauvignon, this year the harvest was late. Seems most vineyards had about 50% harvested, when most years at this time they are crushing or done with the crush: NIKON D2H    ---    28mm    f/10.0    1/250s    ISO 200 NIKON D2H    ---    32mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 200 Once in, Kevin greeted us and took us for a tour, teaching us about their way of making wine. They actually cut off 20-30% of the grape clusters from the vine to fall on the ground not to use. They cut ones where bugs or birds pecked a few grapes in the cluster. They feel this makes the other grapes on the vines that much better. Who am I to argue, their wines were incredible. Here is Kevin giving us the tour, the facility is to the right, built into the mountain, with vineyards all around up and downthe slopes: NIKON D2H    ---    17mm    f/3.5    1/3200s    ISO 200 heres a shot in the other direction: NIKON D2H    ---    17mm    f/3.5    1/1600s    ISO 200 here they are sorting stems out I believe: NIKON D2H    ---    48mm    f/4.5    1/125s    ISO 200 here is the walk to the tasting room, thru the wine caves: NIKON D2H    ---    24mm    f/4.0    1/60s    ISO 200 here is where we did the tasting: NIKON D2H    ---    17mm    f/4.0    1/60s    ISO 200 It was very elegant, and they paired three cheeses with three wines: NIKON D2H    ---    19mm    f/2.8    1/20s    ISO 800 Kevin was an excellent guide and host. One of the best tours we've taken in the wine country: NIKON D2H    ---    17mm    f/2.8    1/60s    ISO 200 I used auto wb but favored incandescent in pp'ing, and cooled it down some.