California Living airs inside look at PlumpJack Winery ‘story’

John Conover, General Manager of PlumpJack Winery with Aprilanne Hurley, host of California Living®
Partner and General Manager of PlumpJack Winery John Conover and Aprilanne Hurley, host of California Living® discuss screw cap vs. cork closures for high-end wine.

California Living® celebrates “California Wine Month” with the inside look at our “best of” TV episodes featuring California wineries and California food & wine pairing.

This Week on California Living®:  As the Wine Industry debates over Screw Cap verses Cork closures…California Living® host Aprilanne Hurley gets an Inside Look at the compelling reasons why PlumpJack Winery made the bold move to  offer screw cap closures on their high end wine.

There’s a great story behind every California Living® TV episode. This is PlumpJack Winery’s story…

California Living® with host Aprilanne Hurley was a new “California lifestyle” TV show at the time we filmed on location at PlumpJack Winery in Napa Valley, California.

We appreciated PlumpJack Group invitation to go behind the scenes and into their world of wine. We also knew our viewers would really enjoy an inside look at the PlumpJack wine tasting experience, after all…

California-Living-Aprilanne-Hurley-Plumpjack-WineryPlumpJack Winery’s cabernet had recently been named the “World’s #1 Cab.”

PlumpJack Winery pioneers screw cap closures on high end wine.

Catch California Living® with host Aprilanne Hurley on ION Television Tuesday & Thursday mornings.Watch this “Best of” episode of CALIFORNIA LIVING® on ION Television Tuesday, September, 2015 in the San Francisco and Sacramento markets.

In this show, PlumpJack Winery partner and GM John Conover tells the story of how PlumpJack got it’s unique name.  We also hear what PlumpJack Winery founders  Gavin Newsom and Gordon Getty bring to the table, and get their take on why they went for screw cap closures on their high end wine.

PlumpJack Wine Pairing with BBQ on California Living®

PlumpJack Wine Pairing with BBQ on California Living® with host Aprilanne Hurley

This CALIFORNIA LIVING® PlumpJack Winery Food & Wine Special also features:

Fast forward to 2015.  As CALIFORNIA LIIVNG® celebrates 10 years on broadcast television, we extend a note of appreciation to PlumpJack Group for giving us the opportunity to “tell their story.”   The content featured in our PlumpJack Winery TV special remains as entertaining and evergreen as the day we filmed it.

Yes, PlumpJack Winemaker Tony Biagi has moved on.  Yet, if we’ve learned anything over the last 10 years – it’s that “things change.”

Today, winemaker Aaron Miller and his team continue on to earn PlumpJack wine high critical acclaim.

For the PlumpJack Group, “change” has been a good thing.  In addition to managing growth in their “lifestyle” focused restaurant and resort property offerings, PlumpJack Group’s portfolio now includes 2 additional Napa Valley wineries:


Odette Winery, Napa Valley, Califonia


Odette Winery located in the Stags Leap District along Silverado Trail, Napa Valley, California.

NEW EVENTS!  Click here for info. on Odette Estate’s 6/19/2015 Winemaker Dinner Event and 6/20/2015 Opening Celebration!


PlumpJack Group's Cade Winery

Cade Winery, ST. Helena, California

CADE Winery located on Howell Mountain, St. Helena, California.  Napa Valley’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified estate winery.



Special thanks to the PlumpJack Group for inviting our CALIFORNIA LIVING® TV team and viewers behind the scenes to experience exceptional wine tasting, wine making…and the essence of living the #PlumpJackLife.

Pour a glass of wine, sit back, relax and watch the entire CALIFORNIA LIVING® PlumpJack Winery Special on-demand below…

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California Living dishes PlumpJack Wine and BBQ pairing

PlumpJack Wine Pairing with BBQ on California Living®

Hands down one of our all time favorite Spring recipes featured on CALIFORNIA LIVING™ with Aprilanne is New York Strip Steak with Spring Vegetable Couscous and Olive Salsa Verde – the perfect dish to go with Cabernet Sauvignon. compliments of PlumpJack Winery, Napa Valley, California.

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California Living dishes expert food and wine pairing

PlumpJack Wine Pairing with BBQ on California Living®

Join CALIFORNIA LIVING® TV series creator and “California Insider” Aprilanne Hurley on a mission to uncover the secrets to perfect food & wine pairing today on CALIFORNIA LIVING®.

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Introducing Inside Look TV's California Living Food & Wine Pairing Mini-Series for home chefs

Love everything about the California food & wine scene? Score food & wine pairing secrets from pros like Napa Valley’s Culinary Institute of America’s Executive Chef John Ash FREE – and take your entertaining prowess to new heights – instantly…with the CALIFORNIA LIVING® TV Summer 2014 Food & Wine Pairing Series featuring a star-studded line-up of coveted interviews with sensational executive chefs from renown California restaurants in famous food & wine destinations such as Napa Valley, Sonoma County and the California Coast.

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Inside Look at PlumpJack Winery on California Living TV with host Aprilanne Hurley (Video)

Catch the Best of California Living™ with host Aprilanne Hurley Insider’s Guide to PlumpJack Winery, Napa Valley, CA airing on ION Television in the San Francisco and Sacramento Markets. In this special California Living™ TV presentation, California Living© series creator and host Aprilanne Hurley uncovers why PlumpJack Winery has earned “cult status.” Hurley interviews PlumJack Winery General Manager John Conover, goes behind the scenes to discover what goes into making great wine, and checks out how to pair wine with BBQ.

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Inside look at secrets to California Living™ TV brand's success

The CALIFORNIA LIVING™ brand was established in 2005, when Stanford University trained Inside Look TV™ producer Aprilanne Hurley set out on a mission to create CALIFORNIA LIVING™ – a fun, new TV magazine show series delivering the inside look at California’s trends in food, wine, travel and healthy living. Fast forward 8 years and Inside Look TV™ has more than a few reasons to celebrate with 2013 marking CALIFORNIA LIVING’s 8th season airing on broadcast TV.

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CA joins CA Living TV to deliver the Ultimate Guide to California Living like an Insider!

The re-launch of CA sets the stage for the ability to publish high-end video on demand content (VOD) from the Bay Area lifestyle show California Living – with show host Aprilanne Hurley’s passion for sharing the best of everything living in California has to offer in a new, slick magazine style format on the web!

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