California's Most Prestigious Wineries Invite You on an Irresistible Journey...
to the congenial tasting rooms of a vineyard paradise. With The California Directory of Fine Wineries as your guide, you'll wander through world-famous Napa Valley, home of the state's most recognized cellar landmarks. Meandering scenic back roads, you'll discover Sonoma County's premier wineries. This fully updated, ninth edition of The California Directory of Fine Wineries is an essential guide to both glamorous estates and intimate, family-owned vineyards.Profiles of 56 Northern California wineries-- describing their striking architecture, behind-the-scenes tours, and bountiful gardens. Descriptions of the wineries' distinctive features, from 100-year-old wine caves and museum-quality art exhibitions to bocce ball courts and tastings of local olive oils and other gourmet foods. More than 170 color images by renowned photographer Robert Holmes. Sidebars listing directions, vineyard tours, wine tastings, special culinary events, and nearby attractions. Full-page maps showing the 56 profiled destinations, plus more than 100 additional wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma County.
About the Author
Cheryl Crabtree is a freelance writer and the coauthor of several California central coast guidebooks. She has contributed to numerous publications, including Touring and Tasting, Fodor's California, and Fodor's The Complete Guide to National Parks of the West. Crabtree lives in Santa Barbara, CA. Daniel Mangin is the author of guidebooks to New York City, California, and Napa and Sonoma. His travel and cultural reporting has appeared in Sunset Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle and on Brides.com, Salon, and other websites. Mangin lives in Marin County, CA. Robert Holmes is widely acknowledged as one of the world's finest travel photographers. His photographs have appeared in virtually every major travel magazine, including National Geographic and Departures. Holmes lives in Marin County, CA.