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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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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

Going with the Flow

Two friends keg wine for the masses at their new Napa warehouse.

New Sips

The latest new releases and tasting rooms in Wine Country.

25 Years of Stags Leap

One of Napa Valley’s most renowned subregions has lots to celebrate.

Beyond Cab and Chardonnay

Tocai Friulano, anyone? Trousseau Gris? Tocai Friulano, anyone? Trousseau Gris? If Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Chardonnay queen, Pinot Noir prince, and Zinfandel the wild court jester, what’s to make of the escalating number of esoteric varietals....

Wine Stars

What do guitar icon Carlos Santana, racing star Jeff Gordon, and three-time Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana have in common? These famous people—along with more and more celebrities—are entering into the wonderful world of wine.

Destination Wineries

Many of these small artisanal wineries—most of which are off the beaten path—represent the fusion of modern architecture, culinary expressions, and eco-friendly approaches to farming. Here are just a few of the region’s best new destination wineries.

Market Place

Sebastopol stakes its claim, with a sophisticated shopping and dining arcade.

The RAEN Makers

Carlo and Dante Mondavi head west to the Sonoma Coast, crafting daring wines in their own unique style at RAEN Winery.

French Toast

Fabulous wines pair with Michelin bites at St. Helena’s Posh new tasting room.

Rock, Stock, and a Few Soaking Barrels

Longtime friends honor a Sonoma family ranch with boutique wines.

Final Twist: Robert Mondavi Winery

Robert Mondavi Winery's barrel aging room.
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