The Thomas

Lovely dinner at the The Thomas to celebrate Maureen’s birthday.

  • February 27, 2015

Castello di Amorosa

Eight of us went on a limo ride we bought at the school auction for a tour and wine tasting at Castello di Amorosa. It is a crazy 100-room castle that Mr. Sattui built about 30 years ago up in Calistoga.  It was…

  • February 15, 2015

12 Year Anniversary

Maureen and I celebrated our 12-year anniversary in style in St. Helena.  The kids had 2 sleep-overs, so we were able to escape to the Inn at Southbridge (thanks Marcelle!) for two nights.  What a treat.  We had a relaxing…

  • November 16, 2014

Tour de Vine

We did the first annual Tour de Vine as a family!   Not the whole ride (32mi), but we did the 10 miles from the Pumpkin Patch through Carneros to the Carneros Brewery.  It was great.  The kids were troupers…

  • October 19, 2014

Pepin Dinner at Bouchon

Maureen booked us a table at a special event at Bouchon to celebrate Jacques Pepin.  Thomas Keller and Pepin are apparently good friends.  Pepin painted the menu by hand.  The sausage dish was our favorite!

  • October 12, 2014

Connolly Ranch Auction

Another fantastic evening at Connolly Ranch with good friends, good wine and good food by Bob Hurley.

  • September 14, 2014

Backyard Barbecue

After the Earthquake, we decided to get together with a few of our friends (Venters and Adderleys) for a barbecue in the back yard.  We were also able to celebrate Bernard and Anton’s US Citizenship.

  • August 31, 2014

Swinging

Hiked to a park in Browns Valley where the kids had fun on a swing.  Marco, Hudson, Colin and Daniel… fun in the dirt!

  • August 26, 2014

6.1 Earthquake in Napa

Napa was hit by a 6.0 6.1 earthquake at 3am. It was scary. Our house held up great but was swaying about 2ft back and forth… mirrors, furniture, pantry items, glass all over the house, but no-one was hurt. I took…

  • August 24, 2014

Independence Day

We had a morning at John Anthony’s tasting room watching the floats, and then had a fun evening at Bruce and Danny’s

  • July 6, 2014