Posts by Annette Hanami

As the executive chef of the three Michelin star Restaurant at Meadowood, Christopher Kostow looked forward to opening a neighborhood restaurant in St. Helena saying it was fitting to his personality. But at the new Charter Oak in St.

The Essential Food and Wine Experience at The Charter OakPhoto credits: c/o The Charter Oak, Photography by Kelly PuleioWhen Executive Chef Christopher Kostow of three Michelin star Restaurant at Meadowood had the opportunity to open his own restaurant, he looked forward to a place that was closer t

Davies Vineyards Grayson Building Opens in St. HelenaPhotos by Matthew LevyThe Davies family has opened a beautiful new tasting room in Saint Helena featuring its Davies Vineyards red wines.

Castle in the sky – Lokoya Winery in Napa ValleyWhen the Jackson Family acquired the original Yverdon estate on Spring Mountain as their new home for Lokoya, they hired Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects to transform the former multi-story stone winery into a luxury tasting room befitting their

In April, all roads lead to Saint Helena, the cradle of Napa Valley winemaking.Las Alcobas Resort OpensPhotos credit Las Alcobas Napa Valley, a Luxury Collection HotelLas Alcobas Napa Valley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is the latest resort to open in Wine Country and is truly unique in its walking d

All photos by Bob McClenahan except where notedThe logo of Kyle and Katina Connaughton’s new restaurant Single Thread is the onion flower, an allium that grows in different varieties throughout the year.

Single Thread: Singular DestinationPhoto by Jason JaacksFarm-to-table meets Healdsburg sophistication at the most talked about restaurant all year, Single Thread.

All photos by Adrián Gregorutti/Allison ReganKenzo sign by calligrapher Kei KobayashiSimilar to some of the finest Japanese restaurants in Tokyo and NYC, the new Kenzo restaurant by Kenzo and Natsuko Tsujimoto is not located in a high visibilty location in Downtown Napa – it’s hidden on a side stree

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