Wine Blog

Pinot Noir makes some of the finest wines in the world. The grape is notoriously difficult – tightly packed clusters, highly temperamental to weather, and generally just fussy. Although it can flummox winemakers, when one gets it right it is the most romantic of wines, voluptuous and powerful. Joel Fleischman of Vanity Fair says great […]

Chardonnay is a perfect California holiday wine. While the rest of the country is freezing, we raise a glass to our great climate and the beginning of crab season. It pairs perfectly with poultry, persimmons, winter squash, and everything else in season. We have a wonderful selection of Chardonnays that will make perfect holiday gifts. […]

The first crisp days of autumn are here. Enjoy them for a moment − then start planning your Thanksgiving Feast. We love Thanksgiving because it’s about something everyone can get behind: food. But let’s admit it, if we’ve been eating the same dinner our whole lives, sometimes it’s a challenge to make things seem exciting. […]

Summer is gone, and school kids are handing in their book reports.  So have this report for you: a field trip report from Dunn Vineyards. Dunn is one of Castro Village Wine’s longest standing offerings.  It is a monster cab, with a reputation some find a little intimidating.  Why?  Because Randy Dunn is an auteur.  […]