#TasteWithKaren - The Great Wines of Oakville, Napa Valley

Join renowned Author of The Wine Bible, Karen MacNeil as she hosts the vintners of Oakville for exciting live virtual tastings.  You'll meet many of the people who make some of Napa Valley's most acclaimed wines.

Each live tasting will feature three vintners, showing their wine and telling their stories - a great way to get to know the talented people in the Oakville AVA and taste their wines with them.  Whether you are a devoted follower of one of the wineries, or the wineries are new to you, you'll get an insider's view of Napa Valley's premiere growing region. And we hope you'll even find some new wines to enrich your cellar during this time when a great bottle of wine enhances time spent together at home.

If you'd like to taste along, Napa Valley's Oakville Grocery will have each of the wines available for sale that you can pick up, or have shipped to your home.


All the links you'll need are below, and if you register ahead, you'll get an email reminder for each session. Thanks for tuning in, be safe and enjoy!



Session #1 - Thursday May 7th - Watch this episode HERE

Spoto Family Wines

with Owner/Winemaker Stuart Spoto

Wine to be tasted:

2016 Spoto Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Spoto Wines website

Tench Vineyards

with Owner Margaret Tench

Wine to be tasted:

2017 Tench Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Tench Vineyards website

Oakville Ranch

with Winemaker Jennifer Rue

Wine to be tasted:

2016 Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville Ranch website

Session #2 - Tuesday, May 12th - Watch this episode HERE

Tamber Bey Vineyards

with Owner Barry Waitte

Wine to be tasted:

2017 Tamber Bey Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Tamber Bey website

Crossroads by Rudd Estate

with Winemaker Natalie Bath

Wine to be tasted:

2017 Crossroads  Cabernet Sauvignon

Crossroads by Rudd website

Detert Family Wines

with Winemaker/Owner Tom Garrett

Wine to be tasted:

2017 Detert Cabernet Franc

Detert Family website

Session #3 - Thursday May 14th - Watch this episode HERE

TOR Wines

with Owner/Winemaker Tor Kenward

Wine to be tasted:

2016 TOR Cabernet Sauvignon, Tierra Roja Vineyard

TOR Wines website

Groth Vineyards & Winery

with President & CEO Suzanne Groth

Wine to be tasted:

2016 Groth Reserve  Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley

Groth Winery website

Bevan Cellars

with Owner/Winemaker Russell Bevan

Wine to be tasted:

2016 Bevan Cellars Tench Vineyard "EE" Red Wine

Bevan Cellars website

Session #4 - Tuesday, May 19th - Watch this episode HERE

Gargiulo Vineyards

with Owner Jeff Gargiulo

Wine to be tasted:

2017 Gargiulo Money Road Cabernet Sauvignon

Gargiulo Vineyards website

Turnbull Cellars

with Winemaker Peter Heitz

Wine to be tasted:

2016 Turnbull Fortuna Cabernet Sauvignon

Turnbull Cellars website

Nickel and Nickel

with Winemaker Joe Harden

Wine to be tasted:

2017 Nickel & Nickel Sullenger Cabernet Sauvignon

Nickel & Nickel website

Session #5 - Thursday May 21st - Watch this episode HERE

Ghost Block

with Managing Partner Andrew Hoxsey

Wine to be tasted:

2017 Ghost Block Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Ghost Block website

Goldschmidt Vineyards

with Owner/Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt

Wine to be tasted:

2016 Goldschmidt Game Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Goldschmidt Vineyards website

Paradigm Winery

with Co-Owner Ren Harris

Wine to be tasted:

2016 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon

Paradigm Winery website

Session #6 - Thursday May 28th - Watch this episode HERE

O'Shaughnessy Estate

with Winemaker Sean Capiaux

Wine to be tasted:

2018 O'Shaughnessy Estate Oakville Chardonnay

O'Shaughnessy Estate website

Robert Mondavi Winery

with Mark DeVere, MW

Wine to be tasted:

2015 Robert Mondavi Tokalon Vineyard Fume Blanc Reserve

Robert Mondavi website

Gamble Family Winery

with Owner Tom Gamble

Wine to be tasted:

2015 Gamble Family Home Cabernet Sauvignon

Gamble Family website

Session #7 - Thursday June 4th - Watch this episode HERE

Hoopes Vineyard

with Proprietor Lindsay Hoopes

Wine to be tasted:

2015 Hoopes Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon

Hoopes Vineyard website

PlumpJack Winery

with Winemaker Aaron Miller

Wine to be tasted:

2013 PlumpJack Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

PlumpJack website

Kelham Vineyards

with Owner/Winemaker Ham Nicholsen

Wine to be tasted:

Kelham Vineyard  SonS 2012 Red Wine, Oakville

Kelham Vineyards website