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Read Between the Vines

Three wine books to enjoy!

While coverage spans the country in American Wine: The Ultimate Companion to the Wines and Wineries of the United States, critically acclaimed wine writer Jancis Robinson and James Beard Award–winner Linda Murphy dedicate the first section to California, with remarkable detail on the esteemed Napa and Sonoma appellations. Fascinating anecdotes and breathtaking images of more than 30 properties fill the pages of Napa Valley Iconic Wineries, the perfect gift for collectors and fans of the brands featured. Highlights include Oakville’s Gargiulo Vineyards and Rutherford’s stunning Round Pond Estate—with bar codes that launch videos on your smart phone. Rock and Vine: Next Generation Changemakers in America’s Wine Country profiles 11 wine professionals blazing trails in Napa and Sonoma. From kegging wine to growing sustainable vineyards, these young talents are applying new skills and technologies to their own labels, while also taking a page from iconic Northern California wine brands.


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Meet Winemaker Paul Hobbs

After four decades as one of the globe’s premier winemakers, Paul Hobbs shows no signs of slowing down.

Rock, Stock, and a Few Soaking Barrels

Longtime friends honor a Sonoma family ranch with boutique wines.

Expert Oxbow

Ten things to check out at Wine Country’s favorite market.

Sunny Spots

Enjoy Outdoor Dining at These 10 Hot Spots.

Sonoma Cider

Sip Wine Country’s other favorite drink at Sonoma Cider.

Three to Watch

Meet three re-careering vintners who are making wines you need to be drinking.

Retail Therapy

Treasures abound in these unique boutiques.

Petaluma Pleasures

When you think about culinary destinations in Sonoma County, Petaluma often plays second fiddle to Healdsburg and Sebastopol. Recently, however, Rivertown has developed a restaurant scene all its own. Here are three eateries to try on your next visit.

Margrit’s Memoirs

With her platinum bob, Margrit Mondavi has long been a fixture in Wine Country, but rarely do people get such an intimate look into her life as with her new book, Margrit Mondavi’s

Beyond Borders

Wine Country’s international tapestry weaves a melting pot of flavors and experiences to savor.

Three To Watch

Raising the Bar

Edgy wine labels and cult wines