New Look, New Tastes

This summer, St. Helena’s Freemark Abbey winery is celebrating its 130th anniversary with a complete makeover and the addition of a new restaurant called Two Birds One Stone (now closed). “We brought on SB Architects and BraytonHughes Design Studio from San Francisco, who will focus on preserving the 100-year-old historic stone building while introducing modern updates, including a dedicated space for the winery’s unrivaled wine library — one of the largest in the Napa Valley,” says Ted Edwards, Freemark Abbey’s director of winemaking. The winery is also renovating the historic tasting room. The new yakitori-centric restaurant will be headed by notable California chefs Douglas Keane and Sang Yoon.

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Mimi Towle

Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.