If you buy pricier wines, then go to Napa. If you mainly drink Cabernet Sauvignon, buttery Chardonnay, and Merlot, then go to Napa. If you buy more reasonably priced wines, then go to Sonoma. If you mainly drink Zinfandels, Pinot Noirs, Sparkling Wines, Red Blends, and Unoaked zesty Chardonnays, then go to Sonoma.Apr 2, 2015
Joe Martin Our founder, Joe Martin, fell in love with Sonoma Valley and established St. Francis Vineyard in 1971, planting 22 acres of Chardonnay and the first 60 acres of Merlot in Sonoma Valley. After achieving great success as a grower, Joe opened his own winery in 1979 with his business partner Lloyd Canton.
The Cal Fire investigation report is 38 pages, not counting attachments. It states the Glass Fire apparently started in a canyon between two addresses on the 200 block of North Fork Crystal Springs Road. Investigators ruled out Pacific, Gas and Electric electrical equipment as sparking the fire.
Calistoga Ranch, a luxury resort just off Silverado Trail, was destroyed in the 2020 wildfire, including 15 Lodges on the property. The Glass Fire broke out near the resort early in the morning on Sept. 27, 2020, and quickly grew in size, destroying homes, landmarks, wineries, and restaurants throughout the region.Jul 11, 2021