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Harvest Season Looms as County Fire is Extinguished

Harvest Season Looms as County Fire is Extinguished

August is when we begin to feel the seasonal pace of things pick up a notch, and everyone knows the deadline of fruit on the vine drives the calendar.  There is wine to go into bottle, barrels to sort, new barrels to mildicide and number, and vineyard visits to schedule Read More…

Bell Rhine Cruise Completed

Anthony and I have just returned from a chilly trip up the Rhine, beginning in Amsterdam on April 1st.  Floating on a river of water running so rapidly it tilted the channel markers, we watched the world slowly change from a flat, green delta to the precariously steep hillsides we Read More…

Napa Valley Vintners Premiere

This year, we’re hosting a Premiere preview event along with our new neighbors next door, Mira Winery ( and Hoopes Vineyard (  Just to make it interesting, we decided to collaborate on a joint lot of 20 cases – all three of us are contributing wine to the blend, which Read More…

2017 is a wrap, 2018 on the horizon

As I watch faded leaves fall from the oak above the office window, and think about this year about to end, I have to conclude that it has been one of the most challenging we have faced in the 20 years here at BELL.  The weather alone kept us continually Read More…

Napa approaches November without Visitors

It has been two weeks since the fires began.  November is a week away.  Across northern California, recovery has begun, both harvest and wine-making continues, and we carry on.  Unfortunately, the frightening images of raging fires roaring through neighborhoods remain on the minds of many would-be visitors.  What is our Read More…


Napa approaches November without Visitors

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Napa approaches November without Visitors

Award Winning BELL wines!

Some of our annual competitions have started publishing their results – The Houston Rodeo “Uncorked” 2017, The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016, The Harvest Challenge 2016 – as well as Wine Enthusiast and Decanter magazines.  Here’s the latest! 2013 Clone Six, Cabernet sauvignon 91 points, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Read More…


Sandra and Anthony are fortunate to host numerous wine dinners and wine events around the country. Ranging from top rated restaurants to country clubs to neighborhood restaurants, each managed by talented chefs with a dedicated staff, each event presents a unique opportunity to see how a particular chef sees their food paired with our wines.

From these experiences, we have either selected specific recipes from the chef, or created our version of a recipe, to pair with our wines. We invite you to try one of our recipes with the suggested wine. View Recipes »