November News


In the aftermath of the wildfires that devastated Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, I knew the best way we could support those affected was to buy their product. Many wineries lost structures and their vines, so as the wine buyer I wanted the restaurants to give that direct stream of revenue to these producers so they can rebuild and replant quicker. Last month I brought on Mayacamas, Blackbird Vineyards, and Scribe. The hardest hit of these three being Mayacamas, which is a historic and pioneering winery that was established in 1889 near the summit of Mount Veeder. They lost multiple structures and many acres of their vineyard. I have had the great fortune of visiting this beautiful winery and it hurts deeply knowing how much they’ve lost. In addition to bringing on Scribe Pinot Noir at Luna Red, I will be featuring their 2017 Nouveau of Pinot Noir at Novo for the months of November and December. This wine was made in the spirit of the Nouveau wines of Beaujolais and Scribe has committed to donating the proceeds from this wine to the La Luz Foundation to aid in the wildfire relief effort. It’s easy to forget how important a bottle of wine is, how many lives are wrapped up in it, how livelihoods are dependent upon it, but these wildfires sharply bring these facts into focus. I’m proud to support these producers and that I work for restaurants that enable me to do so.


We caught up with our Produce Purveyor, Noah Nute, to find out what’s in season this month at the Baywood Farmers’ Market…
Citrus (lemons, limes, oranges)
Passion Fruit
Tri-colored carrots
Various peppers and lettuces


We are still accepting holiday party reservations!

Novo is proud to offer fine food and a friendly, experienced staff alongside a beautiful location for all your large-party needs. We work with you to ensure your event reflects your taste and personal touches. Our goal is to relieve you of the many details that go into hosting a successful party, so that you and your guests can thoroughly enjoy your holiday event.

Typically, Novo hosts events ranging from 20-50 guests–if your party has less than 20 guests, we can accommodate your party on your regular menu.

Whether it’s in our historic wine cellar or our garden brick patio, your holiday party is sure to be a hit! Learn more on our website.

Contact to book your festivities with us