Heart di Vite: For the Love of Art, Science, and Our Environment

What happens when we bring together Napa Valley’s finest biodynamic winemakers with San Diego’s top green chefs?


Featured Wines

The heart and soul of Napa Valley was in La Jolla for a day!  Guests enjoyed some of the fines organic and biodynamic wines California has to offer, all expertly paired with the extraordinary menus prepared by our chefs.  


Allora Vineyards

Allora Vineyards was established in 1999. The proprietors of Allora Vineyards are Terry and Nancy Klein. They manage their winemaking business along with their children, Kelly, Cortney, and Christopher Klein. Presently, 10 acres of grapevines are planted on the Klein's estate. Eight acres are Cabernet Sauvignon vines, and the remaining two acres consist of Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah. Additionally, the vineyard employs a unique planting style in which vines are grown closely together, forcing each plant to produce only a small amount of fruit of the highest quality possible. Allora had its first harvest in the fall of 2002 and has been producing exceptional wine with each new vintage.

Araujo Estate

The Araujo Estate, a 38-acre Eisele Vineyard, winery and cave complex, is located in northeast Napa Valley. The original vineyard was established more 120 years ago. Araujo boasts one of the most respected Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Napa Valley, warm days, cool nights and well-drained cobbly soils produce remarkable wines. As environmental stewards, Araujo employs organic and biodynamic practices in their farming and winemaking, ensuring the health of the soil and vines now and for the future.

Charles Krug

Charles Krug is Napa Valley's first winery. Founded in 1861 by Prussian immigrant Charles Krug, he came to America at age 22 with nothing but willpower and proceeded to become a major player in establishing the entire California wine industry. Owned and operated by the Peter Mondavi Family for three generations, we maintain the historical value of the Charles Krug Winery and produce wines that reflect the newest techniques in grape growing and winemaking. Peruse our pages and discover for yourself the history and tradition that our Family is proud to uphold.

Frog's Leap

Frog's Leap was founded by the Williams Family in 1981 on a spot along Mill Creek known as the Frog Farm. An old ledger revealed that around the turn of the century, frogs were raised on the property then sold for $.33 a dozen, destined no doubt, for the tables of Victorian San Francisco gourmets. Frog's Leap makes its home amongst 130 acres of vineyards in Rutherford at the historic Red Barn. Using the best of Napa Valley's organically grown grapes and the most traditional winemaking techniques, Frog's Leap strives to produce wines that deeply reflect the soils and climate from which they emanate.

Hope & Grace

Hope & Grace wines represents twenty years of winemaking for Charles W. Hendricks. Charles is renowned for producing award winning Cabernet Sauvignons for his clients. Hope & Grace is a personal project that began with the unexpected opportunity to purchase Pinot Noir grapes from the famous Robert Talbott, Sleepy Hollow Vineyards, back in 2001. Next, Charles was in search of a name and he thought of two attributes that he has in his life, his daughters, Hope & Grace Hendricks. Today, production has grown to 2,200 cases, and their portfolio has evolved to include all “Single Vineyard”, 100% Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Carmenere, Chardonnay, & Pinot Noir.

Prager Winery & Port Works

Prager Winery & Port Works in the Napa Valley's St. Helena, has been the perfect prescription for Port lovers since 1979. The winery is a family-run affair with three generations of Pragers involved in the crafting of premium ports and wines. In the intimate tasting room guests can choose from a variety of our delicious offerings. To cleanse there palates, delectable chocolate truffles and Imogene Prager's sweet and savory walnuts are also available.

Napa Wine Co.

Napa Wine Company is a family owned winery with over 635 acres of vineyards in the Yountville and Oakville appellations. All are now 100% organically certified and have been responsibly farmed for over 100 consecutive harvests in Oakville, the heart of the Napa Valley. They excel in four business areas that include: Custom Crush, Grape Sourcing, Bonded Winery Number 9, and Alternating Proprietorships.


Spottswoode is a family-owned grapegrowing and winemaking estate located on the western edge of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. The historic Victorian home in which Mary Novak has lived since 1972 (and in which her family was raised) is depicted on the label, and our estate vineyard, which stretches behind to the Mayacamas mountains,is organically farmed. Women comprise the management and winemaking teams, and we focus on producing limited quantities of only two wines - Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Our goal is to produce wines that stand among those of the world's great wine estates.

Staglin Family Vineyard

Located in the heart of the Rutherford bench, we are a small family-owned Napa Valley winery devoted to producing great wines for great causes. Farmed organically and solar powered, Staglin Family Vineyard makes wines that are consistently rated among the top wines in each vintage.

Sterling Vineyards

Sterling Vineyards is proud to be a certified Napa County Green Winery, a distinction we achieved in 2009 as one of the first 12 wineries to be included. This certification is a result of our diligent efforts in conserving water and energy, as well as preventing pollution and landfill waste. In addition, Sterling is also certified as Napa County Green for our land and vineyard practices, which include sustainable vineyard management, water conservation, and fish-friendly farming across 100% of our estate vineyards. From vineyard practices to winery operations to the daily activities at our world-famous tasting rooms, Sterling Vineyards is proud to act as a dedicated steward of our environmental riches.

ZD Wines

ZD Wines is owned and operated by Three Generations of the deLeuze Family. Producing world class Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, ZD Wines is located in Rutherford on the beautiful Silverado Trail. Founded in 1969, ZD's montra of "(Z)ero (D)efects" is based on founder Norman deLeuze history in Aerospace which set the tone for the wineries focus on quality, consistency and style. The ZD style is to craft rich, flavorful wines that reflect the varietal character of the grape. ZD has a strong internal emphasis on ecology. ZD's Estate Vineyard's have been certified organic for over a decade and the entire winery is powered by solar power reflecting a commitment to the health of the environment surrounding us.