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Nick and Gillian Kite

Nick and Gillian Kite, owners of 'Wine Way Inn' and 'The Craftsman Inn' both located in Calistoga started out as high school sweethearts. Over the years, while traveling the world working in Europe and the USA, Gillian has enjoyed catering, restaurant and hotel cooking as well as bringing up their three wonderful children. Nick is a man of many trades, in search of wild mushrooms, diving for abalone, vineyard management, winemaking... and he speaks French!

INick and Gillian along with their three children moved to the Napa Valley in 2003, becoming the owners of the Wine Way Inn. In the last 4 years they have established a reputation for hospitality, service and most of all great food. Nick and Gillian often share their treasures with their guests, abalone and wild mushrooms to name a few. In a year or two they will be sharing their 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. They are very excited as this is their first vintage cab and are planning to produce a Pinot Grigio in about 3 years when the vines mature.

Two years ago Nick and Gillian purchased an outstanding Craftsman home in Calistoga. They have been working on the renovation ever since. Their goal was to create a new luxury bed and breakfast. Seems they have met their goals as they opened for business memorial day 2007 and already they are earning great praise from guests as well as the local community.

Your stay with Nick and Gillian at either the Wine Way Inn or the Craftsman Inn will indeed be a memorable one. Be sure to congratulate them... from their beginning as high school sweethearts they are now celebrating their silver wedding anniversary.