Our Story

Recognizing a growing need in the community for professional estate management Erin Lail founded Honeydew Napa Valley in 2001. Since its founding the company has discretely cultivated and maintained a limited client base strictly through word of mouth growing and expanding service offerings to include event design, planning and oversight as well as travel coordination and personalized concierge-style services.   Ms. Lail and her talented staff are deeply rooted in the community and their preferred access to insider Napa Valley information and services enable a tradition of service unrivaled in the area, continually seeking to redefine and reset the standard for excellence in the field of private and professional management services.


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Meet Erin Lail

Erin is a fifth generation Napa Valley native whose family has  been in the wine business for more than 130 years. After graduating from college, Erin started her professional career in San Francisco working for a prominent San Francisco family and their private investment company but found that she yearned to get back to Napa Valley and her family roots.

Steeped in gracious wine country hospitality from a young age, Erin's passion for people, eye for detail and strong organizational skills led her to believe that she could fill a need in the region for high-quality, personal estate and event services. With an enviable rolodex and a passion for connecting good people with skilled providers Honeydew Napa Valley quickly grew to be THE resource for discreet services ranging from property management to corporate visits and events, weddings, dinners, and private concierge.  

Erin has two fabulous children, Georgia and Henry that attend St. Helena public schools.  Her mother, Robin Lail, heads up Lail Vineyards (where Erin is a partner) and her father, Jon Lail, is the principal architect at Lail Design. Sister Shannon and family live nearby.  Erin sits on the Summer Search North Bay Board, and loves to be out and about meeting new people and exploring new possibilites.


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Meet Lisa Pelosi

Lisa Pelosi brings to Honeydew extensive experience in both property management and hospitality.  A fourth generation San Franciscan, Lisa completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  

Lisa remained in Santa Barbara for nine years, honing her expertise in the restaurant and hospitality industries, most notably as the General Manager of Michel Richard's Citronelle.  Upon her return to San Francisco, Lisa spent ten years as a residential and commercial property manager for Rosano & Co, a family-owned management company. 

In 2004, Lisa and her family relocated to Saint Helena, joining Honeydew in 2006. Since moving to the Napa Valley, Lisa has fully integrated in to the slower pace of wine country life while still maintaining her city savvy.  Lisa's extensive knowledge in all facets of estate management makes her an indispensable member of the Honeydew team. 


Meet leann whipple 

Leann is a second generation Napa Valley native, with deep roots in the community. Following school she worked in her family's business before moving into the hospitality industry, where she has happily spend the last 8 years working in luxury property management and guest concierge services.  

Well versed in maintaining a standard of excellence for clients and their homes, Leann takes pride in making sure her clients needs are always met and she has quickly become an important part of the Honeydew team. With her expansive knowledge of the Valley and personal connections to many highly sought after wineries, Leann particularly enjoys pulling together unique itineraries that create a truly memorable experience. 
 
Leann has two amazing children, Danny and Kendall, who attend school in Napa. Being extremely family orientated she feels lucky to have her entire immediate family in the same town and can often be found volunteering in her Napa community.