In another era today’s Regusci Winery was built and Known as the Grigsby-Occidental Winery when built in the 1870s. In 1881, around Christmas time, a winery worker was found dead at the winery. It was later uncovered that two Chinese workers had killed the man. At one time there was a large China Town community in Napa along the Napa River at what is now left of China Point. These facts are all from a book titled “Murder and Mayhem in the Napa Valley,” by Todd Shulman. An interesting read and worth picking up a copy.
At this historic winery off the Silverado Trail visiting have breathtaking views of the valley during the mid-morning hours. Clients I drive seem to always enjoy their time tasting and touring the winery’s operations set against the Vaca Mountains.
Yes. Bud break is underway in the Nap Valley and throughout the Wine Country.
It seems early this year — I’ve heard growers estimate that it is anywhere from two to three weeks ahead of schedule. As everyone knows the entire state of California has experienced below normal rainfall. Instead the temperatures have been very mild for this time of the year. But it’s official Spring is here and let the good times begin. This photo was taken in a vineyard at V. Sattui Winery south of St Helena