Karen Crouse

Vintner, Influencer, and Entrepreneur

My husband, Greg and I have lived in the Napa Valley for almost 30 years. We are deeply connected to the Napa Valley Community.

My 16-year career with American Express offered me the privilege of working with the many wineries, restaurants, hotels and retailers throughout the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. These business relationships evolved into friendships of 20+ years.  I worked with my American Express Clients in sales, marketing, PR, branding and Six Sigma capacities. These skills have served me well in starting and running my own businesses.

When we purchased our vineyard in 2007, I became one of a handful of female grape growers in the Napa Valley.  My corporation, Mount Veeder Magic Vineyards is the only company offering Mount Veeder Cab for individuals’ private cellars. mountveedermagic.com

My passions include food & wine, entertaining, cooking, nature, Pilates, home décor/renovation…and living and loving life in the beautiful Napa Valley.

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Napa Valley Life: October 2019

THE FARMHOUSE

Our vineyard farmhouse was originally built in 1925. The 100+-year-old tree in front appeared in the movie “A Walk in the Clouds”.

In 2016, we completed a 2-year renovation on the house, including constructing a barn. It is a warm, welcoming home and a great place to gather.

The porch is especially inviting. You can find me with friends sitting in the rocking chairs, sipping on a favorite beverage and sharing a bite of something that satisfies our current craving.