Napa Insiders Share Their Favorite Alternative White Wines For Summer

Summer’s in full swing, which means it’s time for beach trips, camping, pool parties, or just lounging away in the backyard, enjoying the longest days of the year. Of course, summer also means light, crisp refreshing white wines to pair with all that lounging and partying. At Yao Family Wines, [...]

By |2020-10-24T16:00:09-07:00June 28, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Difference You Need To Know Between Tannin And Acid

Working in the tasting room at Yao Family Wines in St. Helena, perhaps the second most common question we receive from both beginners and experts alike is, “what's the difference between tannin and acid?” (the first most common is, “How tall is Yao Ming?”). This is a critical question, as [...]

By |2021-04-11T19:53:27-07:00May 3, 2017|Wine Education|0 Comments

What Does It Take To Create A Classic Napa Sauvignon Blanc?

Like many wineries around the Napa Valley, every spring, Yao Family Wines releases a Sauvignon Blanc. This year's release, the 2016 Napa Crest Sauvignon Blanc, has many of the distinct characteristics found in classic Napa SBs. It's crisp, with a vibrant acidity in the mid-pallet. There are aromas of melon [...]

By |2020-10-24T16:00:09-07:00March 29, 2017|Wine Education|0 Comments

Five Things You Need To Know For Rosé Season

With the first buds of spring fast approaching, Rose season is just around the corner. Rosé is typically the first release of the year for most winemakers, due to its relatively quick winemaking process. If you've explored the joys or Rosé, then you're as excited as we are for this [...]

By |2020-10-24T16:00:09-07:00March 8, 2017|Wine Education|0 Comments

2014 YAO MING Napa Valley Cabernet Review

It may seem trite to some big name bloggers to feature a “celebrity” winemaker. And, indeed, there are those celebrities with so much cash to spend that they’ll simply slap their name on a label of pretty much any product. So, it would stand to reason that a celebrity-named wine [...]

By |2020-10-24T16:00:09-07:00February 2, 2017|News|0 Comments

Tall Drink of Wine: Behind the Success of Yao Ming’s Napa Valley Winery

The year 2016 has been a gratifying one for retired basketball legend Yao Ming. Despite a career cut short by injuries, the 36-year-old former Houston Rockets center—and eight-time All-Star—was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in September. It is also the year the Shanghai native’s California winery, Yao Family [...]

By |2021-04-11T19:53:49-07:00October 26, 2016|Home Featured, News|0 Comments

NBA Star Yao Ming’s Wine Collaboration

Wine for wildlife:  NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming, who has been making wine under the Yao Family Wines label for several years now, opened a St. Helena tasting room last spring. Now he’s using that wine for wildlife conservation efforts. https://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/17/wine-crate-nba-star-yao-mings-wine-collaboration/  

By |2020-10-24T16:02:09-07:00October 17, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exclusive: Yao Ming Joins 2016 Napa Harvest

Retired basketball star Yao Ming and his winemaker spoke exclusively to DecanterChina.com about the latest harvest season and the winery’s plan to launch its first white wine. https://www.decanterchina.com/en/california-wines/Features/exclusive-yao-ming-joins-2016-napa-harvest

By |2020-10-24T16:02:09-07:00October 15, 2016|News|0 Comments
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