I've lived in the Napa Valley for over 36 years. Much of this time was spent as a Registered Investment Adviser and Certified Financial Planner in a career that spanned over 2 decades, culminating with the sale of Butler Investment Management Group in 2004. After a brief intermission, I was asked by a friend if I would be willing to help drive visitors in the Napa and Sonoma Valley's. That started my fascination with an industry I had been living in the middle of yet knew very little about.
As a Wine Country Adviser & Private Concierge, I offer my clients access to many small and unknown wineries. While perhaps not as well known, they make some of the finest wines that the US has to offer. Many of these small vintners have no distribution outside of their wineries and/or tasting rooms. You won't likely find a bottle at your favorite restaurant or local wine shop. With over 500 wineries in Napa and close to 300 in Sonoma, the choices and options of tasting experiences is mind numbing. I will help you create single, or multiple day itineraries. Then as a company of one, I will help you execute your plan with the goal of earning your business again the next time you visit.
I've been fortunate to connect with a small group of highly knowledgeable and experienced guides and drivers (yes there is a difference!) in the Wine Country. Most of these folks like myself, are very passionate about what they do and how they do it. However as much as I hate to say so, there are allot of drivers masquerading as guides, who don't know the difference between a good wine and a diet soda!