In Photos: A Stark postcard from wine country

On Monday, team Stark hit up Sonoma, and then meandered across the valley to the Silverado Trail, off the beaten-highway-29-path.

MacMurray Ranch in Napa: A View To A Kill.
MacMurray Ranch in Napa: A View To A Kill.
William Hill Estate in Napa: A View To A Kill.
William Hill Estate in Napa: A View To A Kill.

Even if you’re hundreds of miles away, you can enjoy a taste of wine country in this Stark postcard from wine country.

On Monday, team Stark hit up Sonoma, and then meandered across the valley to the Napa Silverado Trail, off the beaten-highway-29-path. Chardonnays were tasted. Winemakers were grilled. And at MacMurray Ranch a vivacious, warm Kate MacMurray entertained — describing her father’s illustrious Hollywood career (“My Three Sons”).

Over 30 wines were tasted on this day, with copious notes taken by el Clinton Stark – look for that story and reviews soon.

Sometimes we like to say Stark your week right. It’s only Tuesday, but that’s no excuse not to savor a glass or two of your favorite vino as you watch the sun go down.

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Barrel selection is an important decision in the winemaking process. Here, you can see the different levels, from dark to light.
Barrel selection is an important decision in the winemaking process. Here, you can see the different levels, from dark to light.
William Hill Estate winemaker Ralf Holdenried. Rumor, at least according to the women, is that he's a young, German Richard Gere.
William Hill Estate winemaker Ralf Holdenried. Rumor, at least according to the women, is that he's a young, German Richard Gere.
Vivacious, warm Kate MacMurray talks about her father's Hollywood career (Fred MacMurray "My Three Sons")
Vivacious, warm Kate MacMurray talks about her father's Hollywood career (Fred MacMurray "My Three Sons")
Dalia Ceja (Ceja Vineyards Wine) and Loni Kao Stark taste the William Hill Estate Meritage.
Dalia Ceja (Ceja Vineyards Wine) and Loni Kao Stark taste the William Hill Estate Meritage.

Contributing: Loni Kao and Clinton Stark in Napa.

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  • Amelia

    Nice pics!

  • Judi

    Your script reads like MacMurray Ranch is in Napa when it is in fact in Sonoma County…in Healdsburg

    • Thanks Judi. We fixed the caption. Those wine bottles with sunset in backdrop were taken at William Hill Estate in Napa.