NapaCabulous recommends stopping by

Our thanks to Chicago blogger NapaCabulous: she recommends stopping by to experience a friendly small production winery:


Wine tasting and fabulous dinners are the essential elements of any wine country vacation; however there are many other activities that can help to round out your experience. I’ve listed my top 10 answers for “What to do in NapaValley,” in no particular order. Though we try to shake things up each trip, several of these items always make their way onto the itinerary…. Make plans to visit a small production winery and hear its story from the owner. We have had great times at Smith-Madrone….

Author: corkingnapa

Julie Ann Kodmur is a second-generation Californian who was born in San Francisco and grew up in La Jolla. As an eighth grader she was the runner-up in the state spelling bee. She’s lived in Italy and New York and now lives in the Napa Valley with her family. She is a marketing and publicity consultant in the wine industry. Her business life can be seen at This is the home for the overflow. The ‘title’ is a reference to a sculpture honoring an Argentinean journalist who practiced his craft in the 1930s before literally dying for his words. No such drama here, just hopefully some provocative fun.