The Andretti Winery in Napa – In Flavor and Feel, be Transported to Tuscany

The Andretti Winery in Napa Valley is an absolutely sublime place to experience in Northern California.
Andretti’s Winery in Northern California is the Perfect Spring and Summer Destination

In 1996, Mario Andretti and his longtime friend Joe Antonini founded the Andretti Winery just outside of Napa Valley. Housed on 42 acres and located at the heart of the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, this picturesque and sublime destination would be a preeminent stop for the spring and summer seasons for any racing and wine enthusiast.

Get Ready to be Transported to Tuscany

The grounds evoke a strong sense of the wine-rich region of Italy. The winery looks like a Tuscan village, complete with courtyard, fountain, arched windows, tiled corridors and a patio overlooking the 42-acre vineyard.

As a matter of fact, this design is a nod to Andretti’s boyhood home of Montona, Italy, (which is now Croatia), and honors Italian culture.

The Andretti Name is Synonymous of Quality

The Andretti Winery reflects the quality one would expect from a winner like Mario Andretti. It does not look showy or ostentatious, but rather follows its namesake of the man behind the exquisite range of wines, behind the steering wheel.

Andretti proclaimed in a interview we conducted with him back in 2013, that wine and racing are his passions, “my heart and my soul are in both.”

Consequently, it shows with such a glorious estate and ambience found at the Andretti Winery.

As luck would have it, readers can come back for more on the Andretti Winery. Also, be on the lookout for an interview with Mario Andretti!

In the meantime, you can purchase the Car Lover’s Guide to Northern California to get all the information about northern California for your spring and summer adventures.


The Scottsdale Automotive Museum

The short tenure of the Scottsdale Automotive Museum was a niche-specific and unique take on the contemporary automobile museum.

The Newest Auto Museum on the Scene in Arizona

Arizona situates itself as a prime setting for automotive enthusiast culture: perfect weather throughout the year, variety of topography and large open stretches of road. Ideal for the sedentary or hermit auto enthusiast.

At the time, the Scottsdale Automotive Museum was one of the newer auto museums to be introduced in the nation before its untimely closing.

Largest Zagato Collection

Opened in 2009 as a private collection, this venue holds one of the largest collections of Zagato-bodied cars. The collection set its sights on a glorious assortment of original cars, restored cars or motorcycles.

Zagatos hails from the namesake of Ugo Zagato. Ugo formed his design company in Italy during World War I. The facilities did not take root until after World War II.

Ugo brought his background of aircraft engineering into the design of his automobile. What procured from his design became a car that was both aerodynamic and lightweight.

Visitors Received a Fresh Exhibition

This small collection features many cars that have adorned the lawns during various Pebble Beach Concours. The theme is high-end European sports cars and race cars with a specific focus on Zagato-built vehicles.

The 2017 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance – the Jewel of the Sea – Inspires a Fabulous Concours d’Elegance Weekend

By: Ron at Via Corsa Magazine

Nothing like a Ford GT and Porsche 911 GSR sitting supremely atop La Jolla Cove at the 2017 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance.

Opening the festivities of a spectacular weekend, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance kicked off with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party, presented by The LOT.

In addition, exquisite vehicles of the fleet of Rolls-Royce provided by O’Gara Coach La Jolla took center stage at the refined and luxurious event. A performance by the Sonic Butterfly, fine whiskeys and hand-rolled cigars provided a fantastic ambiance for the guests.

The BH Gold Tour d’Elegance

Symbolic International guided a group 0f 200 guests on an exclusive scenic tour of San Diego’s most treasured collections.

For instance, guests toured in a motorcade that paraded through Chuck Spielman’s Only Yesterday Museum. Also, guests traveled to La Jolla beach and treated for a few hours on the white sands of San Diego’s only private beach.

A glimpse of some of the fashionable and beautiful roadsters on display at La Jolla Concours d’Elegance.

All This Lead up to the Main Event: the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

Meanwhile, this year’s La Jolla Concours again served as a crowning jewel of the concours season. Over 125 competed in 17 separate classes. The picturesque automobile displays overlooked the scenic and beautiful Pacific Ocean atop La Jolla Cove.

Moreover, The featured marque for this year’s event honored Packard. As well, an abundance of one-off, classic, vintage racers and modern supercars were in attendance.

The 2017 winner of Best in Show was a 1921 Duesenberg – A Dual Cowl Phaeton. In addition, winner of the La Jolla Historical Society Preservation Award was a 1966 427 Cobra Roadster.

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