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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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Raising the Bar

Edgy wine labels and cult wines

Meet Winemaker Paul Hobbs

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

The Zen of Horseback Riding

Drive 15 minutes east of Napa to the slopes of Mount George, and you can discover both Zen-like wine tasting and an adventurous return to Napa’s past.

Three To Watch

Rock, Stock, and a Few Soaking Barrels

Longtime friends honor a Sonoma family ranch with boutique wines.

5 of our Favorite Wine Caves in Sonoma

Take a trip through Sonoma Valley’s spectacular working wine caves, which offer cool adventures during the warmer months.

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

40 Years of Fabulous

A legendary winemaker celebrates a milestone harvest.

25 Years of Stags Leap

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

Notes From the Underground

Underneath vineyard-covered hillsides, wine caves provide pristine conditions for making—and tasting—wine. Today, more and more vino lovers are heading underground to stroll, swirl, and sip.

Pet-Friendly Wineries

Fido will love these dog-friendly tasting rooms.

Francis Ford Coppola’s New Winery

There’s a little history in each sip at Virginia Dare Winery.