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

Easter

Bacon and Egg breakfast sandwiches, Church, Grilled leg of lamb, Easter egg hunt, Movie on the couch, Bike ride, Quesadillas and soup, Game of Thrones, perfect Easter day.

  • April 20, 2014

Bottega Gran Fondo

Maureen and I rode 42mi and climbed 3,000ft with the who’s who of US cycling. It was the inaugural Bottega Gran Fondo hosted by Chef Michael Chiarello.  We registered on Saturday and met a few of the celebrities… fun to…

  • April 14, 2014

Chiarello Polenta

Eight of us went to Michael and Eileen Chiarello’s home in St. Helena to enjoy their famous ‘Polenta Party’.  What a great experience.  Eileen is on the board of directors for Connolly Ranch in Napa and they donated this dinner at an auction…

  • March 16, 2014

Haq, Sutton, Hatch

We had a great day of wine tasting.  Cade, St. Clement (with a Sunshine Market picnic), Spring Mountain Vineyards. Cade was by far the most impressive.  The wines are fantastic and the whole experience was very well thought out.  Start…

  • March 16, 2014