Dave created this meal for the Browns with uncomplicated recipes that use fresh, local produce. "It's not about being highbrow," Dave says. "It's about being approachable." Coral agrees. "Summer is a lazy time in Napa," she says. "We just live off the garden, the grill, and the cellar."

To finish off the feast, ripe berries and peaches need little more than a touch of vanilla; even whipped cream is optional. The Browns served their 2006 Arrested Zinfandel, a versatile dessert wine they've fortified with their own brandy.