News & Press

News & Press

Recent Brix news coverage, reviews and press releases.

Star/NVV tasting panel finds ‘bright red fruit flavors’ in Napa Valley Zinfandels, February 1, 2018 – “Jamie Jamison from BRIX Restaurant noticed it; Brianna Beighle of Spottswoode Winery commented on it; John Skupny thought it might…”

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The Best Restaurants In Napa & Sonoma, October 12, 2017 – “On the St. Helena highway slightly north of downtown Yountville is Brix, a garden fantasyland where Bambi and his friends would…”

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30 Best Sonoma & Napa Restaurants for Wine Lovers, Wine Spectator 2017 Winners, July 11, 2017 – “The expansive gardens of Brix, just off St. Helena Highway, makes for a scenic spot to peruse the restaurant’s list of 510 wines, which has earned them their 13th Best of Award of…”

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The 9 Best Things We Ate at BottleRock, May 30, 2017 – “There were tons of celebrity chef appearances at this year’s BottleRock festival in Napa. The Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage was home to demonstrations from Martha Stewart, Ayesha Curry, José Andrés, Hubert Keller, the Voltaggio Brothers, Chris Cosentino, and…”

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America’s Best Restaurants with a View, August 16, 2016 – Brix, Napa,CA “With a back patio offering undisturbed vistas, and acres of kitchen gardens and estate grapevines ripe for post-meal strolls and photo ops, it’s hard to beat the views at Brix in Napa.”

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 Napa Valley’s Best Happy Hours

With one of the latest social hours around, Brix is a great spot to round out a day of wine tasting. Select drinks and rotating bites on their “Brix Fixe” menu range from…

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Tips for An Eco-Chic Wedding

More couples are focusing on planning and implementing a wedding that is not only beautiful, but also environmentally friendly. We turned to one of the leading …

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What’s Cookin’ in St. Helena?

The menus of St. Helena and the surrounding area are inspired by seasonal ingredients and local organic produce.  Heirloom tomatos with burrata and basil…”brick cooked” chicken with salsa verde…bohemian creamery cheeses with fresh pears, candied walnuts, napa honey….

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An Intimate Outdoor Napa Valley Wedding, June 12, 2014 – Chicago-dwellers Rachel Audrey, 27, and Charles (Mike) Portell, 32, dated for three years before he popped the question at their favorite spot in the city: The Kinzie Street Railroad Bridge. And though they love living in the Windy City, their wedding plans took them west, to…

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Celebrity Event Planner Sasha Souza’s Napa Valley Wedding, April 10, 2014 – When renowned design and wedding mastermind Sasha Souza of Sasha Souza Events offered to share her day of days with us we were SO excited! Not only is Sasha Souza Events among the top event design and…

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Meet some of Napa’s best at Brix

Washington Times Communities, August 28, 2013 – Culinary Quest by Linda Mensinga – YOUNTVILLE, CA—“It’s so lush. Every curve is a postcard. I see painters at their easels on the side of the road,” Brix Executive Chef Dave Cruz enthuses about…

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Brix-Quintessentially Napa

Brix is a stylish yet informal restaurant with spacious indoor and outdoor dining located in a charming spot in the picturesque Napa Valley. Owned by the Kelleher family, the restaurant’s name recalls the measurement of sugar in the grapes that are grown in the family vineyards. The restaurant has a separate bar, an atmospheric dine-in, wine cellar and private dining rooms with views of mountains, vineyards and lush green lawns. Herb, fruit and vegetable gardens adjoin…

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Brix Restaurants: when you want a lovely garden to sit in for lunch, May 15, 3013 – Only a fifteen minute drive from The Inn On First, a romantic Napa Bed and Breakfast Inn, is Brix Restaurant. As my friend Donna Kaz was in town from NYC I wanted her to experience the beauty that the Brix Gardens enjoys while dining on incredible food. As it was a bit later in the afternoon when we…

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Brix is mentioned in the San Francisco Chronicle as a place to go to ensure you are getting home grown organic vegetables!

San Francisco Chronicle, March 1, 2013 by Michael Bauer — Most high-profile restaurants reviewed in the Sunday Food & Wine section boast a farm-to-table philosophy. It’s become so common to offer organic and sustainable products that some don’t even announce it on the menu…

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BRIX IS A BIG DEAL IN NAPA!, September 23, 2012 — There’s certainly more to do in Napa than just taste incredible wines. A girl’s gotta eat, right? Brix Restaurant is one of the best places to spend an afternoon or evening enjoying the gorgeous setting and feasting upon homegrown produce from…

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Brix Restaurant Wedding {Lindsay & Daniel}, September 2012 — Lindsay and Daniel chose a fresh, farm-to-table approach for their lush outdoor wedding. Napa’s Brix has a ceremony/dancing space surrounded by vineyards all the way to the Mayacamas Mountains, and Lindsay and Daniel loved its serene, secluded feeling. The wedding was…

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Brix gardens keep ‘Memo’ Rodriguez busy year-round, June 9, 2012 – YOUNTVILLE — As dawn breaks over Napa Valley, Guillermo Rodriguez, affectionately known as Memo, is about to arrive at what he calls his little part of paradise. He turns into the parking lot and is immediately surrounded by color. Mounds of flowering shrubs are in…
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Tasty Tuesday {Napa’s Delight}, May 8, 2012  – Being within a stone’s throw of wine country certainly has its perks. It means you can hop in the car on a Wednesday evening and celebrate your wedding anniversary in the middle of a vineyard. And that’s exactly what we got to do last week. We enjoyed a long, lazy dinner at a dazzling…
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Brix, An Advanced Degree of Excellence – The Preiser Key to the Napa Valley.

We have been heard to say on more than one occasion that Brix, located in the heart of all the action just north of Yountville, is the most quintessential wine country restaurant in the Napa Valley. While there are many restaurants that possess some of what Brix offers, none but Brix…
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Best of Weddings on The Knot

The Knot Best of Weddings 2012 Pick

We are proud to announce that Brix has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2012 Pick!

Wine Spectator’s Recommendation for a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner from Brix Executive Chef Chris Jones, February 3, 2012, by Laurie Woolever –
As a person of good taste, you may reflexively reject the clichés
associated with Valentine’s Day: the cloying sweets, the
marked-up roses, the dread holiday-themed tasting menus
full of puns and aphrodisiacs of dubious efficacy.That you
have higher standards doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy…
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It’s Not Too Late To Enjoy Napa Valley Restaurant Month, January 19, 2012, by Bob Ecker, SF International
Travel Examiner – There’s still plenty of time to enjoy some great
dining deals in Napa. Lasting through the end of January (and
longer in some cases) visitors and locals alike might consider…
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Livin’ Large in Low Season

Tablehopper, January 10, 2012, by 707 correspondent, Deirdre Bourdet – Don’t be disheartened by rampant seasonal
closures, because January is actually the best time to eat your
way through the wine country’s best, at…
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San Francisco Chronicle
Valerie Kelleher Herzog Retreats To Outdoors At Home

San Francisco Chronicle, November 17, 2011, by Anh-Minh Le – The Kelleher family initially made its mark in the
Napa Valley 15 years ago when they opened Brix Restaurant &
Wine Shop in…
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Brix- Wine Dine & Deal

Northbay Biz, October, 2011, by Julie Fadda – Set on a 16-acre property, Brix is a restaurant, wine shop and meeting place with a spectacular view of its vegetable and…
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Chris Jones is putting his mark on the menu at Brix

Napa Valley Register, September 19, 2011, by Sasha Paulsen – Chris Jones is a busy guy these days. When he’s not drying prunes on the roof or making sausages, the new executive chef at Brix restaurant is…
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Garden-to-table movement takes root at Napa Valley restaurant
Napa Valley Life Magazine, August 2011, by Paul Franson-Napa Valley is best known for it’s wines, but its food is a close second. And while its vineyards are renowned, many people
don’t realize that many…
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The 7 Best Brunches in Napa Valley

7×, April 21, 2011, by Ian White – If you’re waking up to go wine tasting, odds are pretty good that you either need a solid brunch to soak up yesterday’s fun or something hearty to prepare you for…
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San Francisco Chronicle

Napa chefs sow their own meals at former Copia
San Francisco Chronicle, July 22, 2010 – Anne Gingrass-Paik, executive chef of Brix, uses the garden as a source of inspiration. She’d rather work with what’s available than source things from all over the country…
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Brix Featured on Bravo’s Top Chef: Las Vegas
Brix welcomed Bravo’s “Top Chef: Las Vegas” cast and crew for the filming of one of the finale episodes, which airs on Bravo on Wednesday, December 2.
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What’s New: Brix
944 Magazine, November 2009 – Brix restaurant has established itself in the organic cooking niche, as its own brand of “farm-to-table” dining gains momentum…
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Delicious Deal: From truly cheap eats to exquisitely high-value dining
Napa Sonoma Magazine, October 2009 – Highlighting deals such as our Happy Hour half-price bar menu and Sunday buffet brunch…
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The Napa Valley restaurant scene
Los Angeles Times, July 8, 2009 – [Brix] is definitely the place I would take a first-time Napa Valley visitor to give them a sense of the lushness of the valley…
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Changes at Brix bring back extra star power
San Francisco Chronicle, May 21, 2009 – With Gingrass-Paik starring in the kitchen, Brix is again a good place to go for a comfortable, relaxed Wine Country experience…
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Brix Back in Form
Press Democrat, May 8, 2009 – The restaurant is once again just plain Brix. The bar is once again jammed with attractive people during the 4-6 p.m. happy hour. The happy-hour bar menu includes a fennel sausage pizza with olives and mozzarella for $6, a half-pound cheeseburger for $7, and six fat oysters on the half shell for $6. They are bargains…
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Gayot: House of Brix Remodels its Take on Wine Country Cuisine
April 27, 2009 – Brix is up to new tricks. The name has thankfully returned to its original, simplest roots. The revamped dining room exudes a disarming softness, with yellow accents, warm woods, upholstered curved loveseats for two set into 100-year-old wine casks fronted by green marble tabletops, and a stone fireplace wall that transforms the bar area into an inviting lounge. And then there’s understated, celebrated chef Anne Gingrass-Paik (Postrio, Hawthorne Lane)…
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Brix Executive Chef Anne Gingrass-Paik on ABC’s View from the Bay
March 24, 2009 – Executive Chef of Brix restaurant, Anne Gingrass-Paik does a cooking demonstration of her Tangerine Chicken Salad with Mix Greens Wrapped in a Toasted Almond Crepe on ABC’s View from the Bay with show hosts Spencer Christian and Janel Wang.

New Chef, New Direction: Veteran Anne Gingrass-Paik Breathes New Life into Brix (778KB PDF)
Napa Valley Register, January 27, 2009

Renowned Chef Anne Gingrass-Paik Arrives at Beloved Napa Valley Restaurant Brix
January 14, 2009