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Summer’s Here!

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Well, it felt like Summer was in high form this past weekend as we hit triple digits in the Napa Valley.  According to the seasonal calendar, summer doesn’t actually start until tomorrow but that’s California for you!  It’s not a very predictable state. I remember many years ago watching weather reporters on the local news seemingly always getting the weather predictions wrong.  As a young teenager, I figured, this is science - there’s factual data to look at (and we can we travel to space) – so how can we not get weather right?  Today, however, I think they do a pretty good job.  Case in point: they predicted 100 degrees in St. Helena; it hit about 101 degrees.  They predicted a drop off Sunday to about 88 degrees; it was 89.

Anyways, this Summer season is starting off unlike the last two years where we saw rain and cool days as late as June and July.   I think this will be a great year for the vines (and my garden..more to come on that)!

How’s Summer shaping up in your area?

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Kristina King

Born in Colorado and led a nomadic life until the ripe old age of four. Kristina loves to travel, eat, drink wine, and enjoy the outdoors. One of her mottos is: Life is an adventure - enjoy!

George Blanckensee

An expert event planner and an avid basketball and sports fan, George can tell you about all the best off-the-beaten path eateries.

Cameron Parry

Winemaker since 2008, Cameron has been an integral member of the winemaking team at Chateau Montelena since 2004. He and his wife live in Calistoga with their two beautiful daughters.

Kali Clark

A Napa Valley native, Kali returned to the area after a stint on the East Coast and can be found documenting the latest happenings at the Chateau. When not behind the camera, she likes to experiment in the kitchen, travel, and enjoy the outdoors