It could be the crisp mornings framing warm afternoons with cold, clear nights. Or the intoxicating aroma of fermenting fruit throughout the valley as the last grapes migrate from field to winery.

For 35 summers at the Beazley House August has marked the beginning of “High Season.” Here are the reasons behind this phenomenon…

When navigating the Napa Valley there’s a RIGHT road and a slow road.

The Silverado Trail is literally the right hand road when heading North from Napa up into the Napa Valley. It also happens to be the “road less traveled” and therefore the “RIGHT” road to take when going up and down this world famous wine country.

Some people think that “‘Doers’ DO” while Dreamers just dream.

We’ve learned over the last 35 years that you can’t DO if you don’t DREAM.

I’m writing this on December Eve..that’s right, November 30th.

In the past I looked forward to “The Holidays” about as much as Scrooge.

This year will be different. I’m getting an early start. The family was fully involved in Napa’s Christmas Parade two days after Thanksgiving. Pheenix drove our decorated PT Cruiser as Spencer tossed out candy. (That lasted about 1 block!) Sidney manned the ’47 Packard, daughter Brooke accompanied Carol and me walking the Historic Inns of Napa banner. And Daryl took pictures.