St Helena

Spottswoode founder Mary Weber Novak dies

Mary Weber Novak, founder of renowned Napa Valley estate Spottswoode, has died aged 84 after a brief battle with cancer.

Napa winery offers $20k ‘connoisseurs’ tour

A Napa winery has launched a $20,000 wine tour, offering an exclusive peek inside the walls of its replica 13th century medieval castle.

US winery experiments with ocean ageing

Mira Winery in St. Helena, California, has submerged four cases of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon in Charleston Harbor to see if the ocean affects how the wine ages.

Napoleon drank Champagne and ‘Cape’ wine in exile

It is well known that Napoleon drank Vin de Constance while in exile on St Helena, but his cellar was apparently much broader than first thought.

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