News and Notes for a Summer Monday…

    *** Sorry to hear about the passing of Bob Kunde, the patriarch of Kunde Estate Winery & Vineyards in Kenwood, Calif. That Sonoma Valley estate has long produced one of my favorite bottlings of Chardonnay. Bob had been retired for several years, but remained a valuable resource to the family winery. He was 80.

     *** You have only a few more days to check out the gorgeous watercolor paintings of Sally Cataldo at the Graeser Winery in the Napa Valley town of Calistoga. You may have seen her work on a number of posters for the Sonoma County Harvest Fair through the years. Cataldo’s work will be on display at Graeser just through the end of the month, so if you’re in or heading for the valley this weekend, check it out.

     *** We’ll be adding more video on wine-related topics to this site soon. So, if you prefer watching to reading… stay tuned!

     *** Lots of interesting stuff coming up this week on, including an update on Sterling’s efforts to create a 15-mile public trail in the Napa Valley… information on some new caves being built by a Napa estate… an update on the vineyard work being undertaken by our friends at Niner Wine Estates… news about a well-known NFL quarterback getting into the wine business… and more. So be sure to log on each day.

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