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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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Learn How to Bottle at Spirit Works Distillery

Become an Employee for A Day at Spirit Works Distillery.

Napa Noshing

New restaurants open their doors around town.

Wine Offspring

While some winemaking family members venture into other, none-wine-related businesses, more often their ties to the vineyard are just too hard to break. Here, four entrepreneurs from winemaking families talk about ways they found to share their passion for the vine

Galas and Gatherings

Guests celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Napa Valley Wine Library Association’s Annual Tasting with more than 200 wines.

Spelunking for Wine

Take a tour of Rombauer Vineyards’ wine cave for an unforgettable wine-tasting experience.

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.

Fresh Pours

Get ready to add more stops to your tasting room tour.

Pet-Friendly Wineries

Fido will love these dog-friendly tasting rooms.

25 Years of Stags Leap

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

Estate of Grace

A breathtaking family estate in Petaluma celebrates the 25th anniversary of its vineyards.

Wine Country Itineraries: Getting to know the towns of Napa and Sonoma counties

You’re in Wine Country, and your performance doesn’t start for a while. You don’t feel like visiting a winery, and you don’t have time for dinner. All of a sudden you realize that you don’t really know Wine Country all that well. Here’s a selection of things to see and do in Petaluma and Yountville.

The New Napa