Intriguing People. Napa Valley

George O’Meara

INTRIGUING SMALL WINERY ADVOCATE As CEO of Save the Family Farms, a group of owner-occupied, Napa Valley grape growers that classify themselves as ‘micro-produ...
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Cathy Buck

INTRIGUING NAPA ENTREPRENEUR Cathy Buck’s 20 years as a realtor in Michigan did not necessarily qualify her for a career in the movie theater business. But as ...
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Larry Hyde

INTRIGUING GROWER Known for his farming passion and innovative farming techniques, Larry Hyde of Hyde Vineyards has made Napa Valley his home for more than 40 ...
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Ken Frank

INTRIGUING CHEF Chef Ken Frank opened the first La Toque on the Sunset Strip at age 23. After a 14-year run, and a succession of other high- profile culinary p...

Ali and Ben Koenig

INTRIGUING COUPLE To say that Ben and Ali Koenig pivoted their local business in response to COVID-19 is an understatement. The Heritage Eats founders, in an a...
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Yannick Rousseau

INTRIGUING WINEMAKER Yannick Rousseau’s winemaking philosophy and style are  old  school. His wines – both his high-end Y. Rousseau label wines and t...
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Sam Peters

INTRIGUING MARKETER In his role as executive director for three Napa Valley wine associations (Howell Mountain Vintners & Growers Association, Mount Veeder...
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Rodger Collinson

INTRIGUING COMMUNITY SUPPORTER Napa firefighter/paramedic Rodger Collinson loves food. When on duty, he is often the crew appointed firehouse  chef. When ...
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Matt Stamp

INTRIGUING RESTAURANTEUR Operating a restaurant is a  challenge  in  the best of times. In the worst of times, it takes commitment beyond the no...
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Corey Edwards

INTRIGUING UNSUNG HERO Corey Edwards is Napa Valley’s modern-day town crier. Day and night, he monitors various websites, police scanners, and fire cameras in ...