Sunday, March 9, 2008
Envy Wines, Calistoga
I always enjoy directing our guests to great nearby wineries, particularly when they're run by a friend of mine, which is the case with Mark Carter and his Envy Wines. The winery is located just north of Calistoga on Tubbs Lane. Mark and his winemaker partner Nils Venge produce small-production, high-quality wines using, of course, Napa Valley fruit. I stopped in recently for a tasting and found Mark there doing what us innkeepers and winemakers do: paying attention to details (in this case, hand-drying wine glasses in the tasting room).