Phoenix and Brenda are very compassionate, both working in healthcare making sure sick folks recover in time to make it to their own weddings. They work hours apart from each other though so when they do find time together, they make the most of it; enjoying each other’s company, eating well, and collecting fine wines. Working hard and playing hard is a solid recipe for a good life!
We met them at the world-renowned Chateau Montelena where we started things off, and later headed back into the main center of Calistoga to a place we’ve driven by a hundred times but never actually gone inside, Tank Garage Winery. Although it was a super hot afternoon and somewhat smoky from wildfires burning to our north, we found some great spots to make good on the images they’d been missing all this time and enjoyed every minute shooting and talking their ears off.
It was a great bonus to do a tasting with them at the end of the day at Tank Garage winery and we were blown away at the level of their “one-off” wines. They make really quite interesting, bold blends well outside the normal Napa tasting room offerings…particularly memorable was their massive blend called The Heavy. Next time you’re in Napa, you should definitely pop in for a tasting.
Such a fun afternoon!