Moon Napa Sonoma

Indulge in fresh produce at a farmers market, splurge on Michelin-starred restaurants, and enjoy a night of dancing at a trendy jazz bar Honest advice from Bay Area native Elizabeth Linhart Veneman on when to go and where to stay, from ...

Author: Elizabeth Linhart Veneman

Publisher: Moon Travel

ISBN: 9781631214660

Category: Travel

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Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides! Incomparable wines, award-winning cuisine, rolling hills, and historic towns: discover the heart of California wine country with Moon Napa & Sonoma. Strategic itineraries, from a romantic weekend getaway to a week exploring the whole region In-depth coverage of Napa Valley and Southern and Northern Sonoma, with a bonus chapter on San Francisco Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout The best winery tours to fit your taste and timeline, and a guide to classic California wines and where to find them Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Sample Cabs, Pinots, and Chardonnays on the Napa Valley Wine Train, or exclusive varietals at a unique family-owned vineyard. Explore the forests and farms of the lush Russian River Valley, the historic charms of downtown Sonoma, or the hip revitalization of Guerneville. Soak in hot springs at a luxurious spa, or spend a day rafting, hiking, or even hot-air ballooning. Indulge in fresh produce at a farmers market, splurge on Michelin-starred restaurants, and enjoy a night of dancing at a trendy jazz bar Honest advice from Bay Area native Elizabeth Linhart Veneman on when to go and where to stay, from upscale resorts and "glamping" yurts, to budget motels and family-friendly campgrounds Recommendations for visitors with disabilities, traveling with kids, and exploring wine country on a budget Tips for getting around safely by car or public transportation Thorough background on the culture, environment, wildlife, and history, plus a glossary of common wine terminology With Moon's local insight, diverse activities, and expert tips on experiencing the best of Napa and Sonoma, you can plan your trip your way! Exploring more of the Golden State? Try Moon California. Hitting the road? Try Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip.
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Spectacular Wineries of Sonoma County

Featuring coverage of many of the region's most prized wines and vineyards, a photographic tribute shares the stories of leading vintages while imparting the philosophies of their proprietors.

Author: Panache Partners, LLC

Publisher: Panache Partners Llc

ISBN: 1933415665

Category: Cooking

Page: 299

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Featuring coverage of many of the region's most prized wines and vineyards, a photographic tribute shares the stories of leading vintages while imparting the philosophies of their proprietors.
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The California Directory of Fine Wineries Napa Valley Sonoma County

This fully updated, ninth edition ofThe California Directory of Fine Wineries is an essential guide to both glamorous estates and intimate, family-owned vineyards.

Author: Cheryl Crabtree

Publisher: California Directory of Fine W

ISBN: 098536288X

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

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California's Most Prestigious Wineries Invite You on an Irresistible Journey... to the congenial tasting rooms of a tri-county 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.
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A Tale of Two Valleys

When acclaimed journalist Alan Deutschman came to the California wine country as the lucky house guest of very rich friends, he was surprised to discover a raging controversy.

Author: Alan Deutschman

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780767914604

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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When acclaimed journalist Alan Deutschman came to the California wine country as the lucky house guest of very rich friends, he was surprised to discover a raging controversy. A civil war was being fought between the Napa Valley, which epitomized elitism, prestige and wealthy excess, and the neighboring Sonoma Valley, a rag-tag bohemian enclave so stubbornly backward that rambunctious chickens wandered freely through town. But the antics really began when new-money invaders began pushing out Sonoma’s poets and painters to make way for luxury resorts and trophy houses that seemed a parody of opulence. A Tale of Two Valleys captures these stranger-than-fiction locales with the wit of a Tom Wolfe novel and uncorks the hilarious absurdities of life among the wine world’s glitterati. Deutschman found that on the weekends the wine country was like a bunch of gracious hosts smiling upon their guests, but during the week the families feuded with each other and their neighbors like the Hatfields and McCoys. Napa was a comically exclusive club where the super-rich fought desperately to get in. Sonoma’s colorful free spirits and iconoclasts were wary of their bohemia becoming the next playground for the rapacious elite. So, led by a former taxicab driver and wine-grape picker, a cheese merchant, and an artist who lived in a barn surrounded by wild peacocks, they formed a populist revolt to seize power and repel the rich invaders. Deutschman’s cast of characters brims with eccentrics, egomaniacs, and a mysterious man in black who crashed the elegant Napa Valley Wine Auction before proceeding to pay a half-million dollars for a single bottle. What develops is nothing less than a battle for the good life, a clash between old and new, the struggle for the soul of one of America’s last bits of paradise. A dishy glimpse behind the scenes of a West Coast wonderland, A Tale of Two Valleys makes for intoxicating reading.
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Sonoma Valley Style

In Sonoma Valley Style, author Kathryn Masson and award-winning photographer Steven Brooke offer us an intimate tour of this extraordinary place.

Author: Kathryn Masson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0847827208

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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An extraordinary look at a unique California style highlights a variety of homes, from restored Mexican-period adobes, to nineteenth-century Victorian farmhouses, to modern ranch houses, all illustrated in stunning full-color photographs.
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At Home in the Wine Country

At Home in the Wine Country showcases the work of many of California’s top architects and designers, with styles ranging from modern farmhouse to refined rustic to updated agrarian to unapologetically modern.

Author: Heather Sandy Hebert

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423654964

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Showcasing 17 stunning residences in California wine country designed by top architects and designers. Through compelling narrative and stunning photography, authors Heather Hebert and Chase Ewald feature the architecture, style, and design of 17 homes—plus 4 unique auxiliary structures—in California’s picturesque wine country. At Home in the Wine Country showcases the work of many of California’s top architects and designers, with styles ranging from modern farmhouse to refined rustic to updated agrarian to unapologetically modern. This virtual tour documents a native, terroir-derived style that has evolved dramatically since the days when the region looked to European chateaux for inspiration. These ranges of styles—as well the varied approaches to managing environmental factors—is broad and captivating and pays homage to wine-country living in an atmosphere of understated, family-focused hospitality. The California wine country is a region without distinct edges. In recent decades, this region has come to be defined by its lifestyle just as much as its wines. It has developed its own ethos, one whose contemporary expression is creative, sustainably minded, art-filled, and bathed in light. It has a youthful attitude and a decided sense of fun. Central to this distinct way of life is the indoor-outdoor experience; today’s homes seamlessly integrate the region’s sublime scenery and climate with its cuisine and lifestyle. At Home in the Wine Country pays homage to a region that is ever innovating, adapting, and evolving and showcases the best of design and lifestyle in California's iconic landscapes.
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Napa Valley Sonoma

This award-winning book takes the reader through the breathtaking vineyards and quaint charm of California's renowned wine region.

Author: Virginie Boone

Publisher: Northland Pub

ISBN: CORNELL:31924107152419

Category: Cooking

Page: 70

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This award-winning book takes the reader through the breathtaking vineyards and quaint charm of California's renowned wine region. A listing of wineries and tasting rooms is included, along with reproductions of the region's legendary wine labels.
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Napa at Last Light

Hailed as the definitive Napa writer, Conaway has spent decades covering the region. Napa at Last Light showcases the greed, enviable profits, legacy, and tradition that still collide in this compelling story.

Author: James Conaway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501128479

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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The New York Times bestselling author of Napa tells the captivating story of how the Napa Valley region transformed into an extraordinary engine of commerce, glamour, and an outsized version of the American dream—and how it could be lost—in “a strong plea for responsible stewardship of the land” (Kirkus Reviews). Not so long ago, wine was an exclusively European product. Now it is thoroughly American; emblematic of Napa Valley, an area idealized as the epicenter of great wines and foods and a cultural tourist destination. But James Conaway’s candid book tells the other side of the romanticized story. Napa at Last Light reveals the often shadowy side of the latter days of Napa Valley—marked by complex personal relationships, immense profits, passionate beliefs, and sometimes desperate struggles to prevail. In the balance hang fortunes and personal relationships made through hard work and manipulation of laws, people, and institutions. Napans who grew up trusting in the beneficence of the “vintner” class now confront the multinational corporations who have stealthily subsumed the old family landmarks and abandoned the once glorious conviction that agriculture is the best use of the land. Hailed as the definitive Napa writer, Conaway has spent decades covering the region. Napa at Last Light showcases the greed, enviable profits, legacy, and tradition that still collide in this compelling story. The area is still full of dreamers, but of opposing sorts: those longing for a harmonious society based upon the vine, and self-styled overlords yearning for wealth and the special acclaim only fine wine can bring. Bets are still out on what the future holds. “This is a stunning and sad look at how an idyllic community became a victim of its own success…fascinating and well-researched” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
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Moon Napa Sonoma

Indulge in fresh produce at a farmers market, splurge on Michelin-starred restaurants, and enjoy a night of dancing at a trendy jazz bar Honest advice from Bay Area native Elizabeth Linhart Veneman on when to go and where to stay, from ...

Author: Elizabeth Linhart Veneman

Publisher: Moon Travel

ISBN: 9781612386362

Category: Travel

Page: 300

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Northern California native Elizabeth Linhart Veneman knows the best way to experience Napa and Sonoma, from horseback riding in Southern Sonoma to visiting Petrified Forest to having lunch at Oxbow Market. In Moon Napa & Sonoma, Linhart Veneman offers recommendations for the region's must-see attractions and activities, and she also includes trip ideas like Wine Country on a Budget. Whether you're there for some serious wine-tasting or just a little R&R, Moon Napa & Sonoma gives you the tools you need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.
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Wine Country

Describes accommodations, restaurants, and wineries in the region, provides tips on planning tours and drives, and discusses the art of winemaking.

Author: John Doerper

Publisher: Compass America Guides

ISBN: 0679004343

Category: Travel

Page: 307

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Describes accommodations, restaurants, and wineries in the region, provides tips on planning tours and drives, and discusses the art of winemaking.
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Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma

This updated guide to the small and "secret" back-lane wineries and tasting rooms of Sonoma profiles over 70 hard-to-find, authentic boutique estates that feature world-class, artisanal wines revered by locals and critics.

Author: Tilar Mazzeo

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781607745921

Category: Cooking

Page: 241

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This updated guide to the small and "secret" back-lane wineries and tasting rooms of Sonoma profiles over 70 hard-to-find, authentic boutique estates that feature world-class, artisanal wines revered by locals and critics. Of the hordes of tourists who visit Sonoma each year, many are becoming frustrated by the crowded tasting rooms, lack of variety, and corporate atmostphere of the popular wineries. In Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma, author Tilar Mazzeo uncovers hidden gems of the valley- wineries growing grapes and crafting exceptional wines that often only have a local distribution and limited production. Amid these off-the-beaten-path wineries, many family-run by pioneers of sustainable and organic viticulture, is where oenophiles and beginning wine-lovers alike can relish in the laid-back atmosphere Sonoma has to offer. This pocket-sized travel guide is updated with new destinations, maps, and full-color photographs throughout, organized by area--including the charming Healdsburg, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley--and provides essentials like pricing and hours of operation. A resident of the valley, Mazzeo also adds insight on restaurants, attractions, and accommodations; wine-tasting etiquette; wine shipping services; and itinerary planning to ensure an unforgettable travel experience.
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Frommer s Napa Valley and Sonoma Day by Day

This bestselling guide offers itineraries that show you how to see the best of the wine country in a short time with bulleted maps that lead the way from sight to sight.

Author: Avital Binshtock Andrews

Publisher: Frommer's Day-By-Day Napa & So

ISBN: 1628872985

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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This bestselling guide offers itineraries that show you how to see the best of the wine country in a short time with bulleted maps that lead the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of area and thematic tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor info, Frommer's Napa Valley and Sonoma day by day is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip.
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Fodor s Napa Sonoma

This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what's off the beaten ...

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 9780147546876

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. One of the country's most idyllic getaways, Napa and Sonoma charm visitors with superb wineries and wine, trendy restaurants and intimate resorts, and pampering spas. Time may seem to stand still in the iconic California countryside with its rows of leafy vines, but the luxury and sophistication here are thoroughly modern. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what's off the beaten path · Coverage of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga, Sonoma Valley, Healdsburg, Geyserville, Russian River, and West County Planning to visit more of California? Check our Fodor's state-wide travel guide to California and also Fodor's San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego guides.
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Wine Folly

Designed by the creators of the Wine Folly website, which has won Wine Blogger of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization and gives readers ...

Author: Madeline Puckette

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525536482

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

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The best introductory book on wine to come along in years” (The Washington Post) from the creators of the award-winning Wine Folly website Red or white? Cabernet or merlot? Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn’t hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals. Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Designed by the creators of the Wine Folly website, which has won Wine Blogger of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization and gives readers pragmatic answers to all their wine questions, including: • Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines. • A guide to pairing food and wine. • A wine-region section with detailed maps. • Practical tips and tricks for serving wine. • Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors. Packed with information and encouragement, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will empower your decision-making with practical knowledge and give you confidence at the table.
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California s Wine Country A Romantic Guide to the Napa Sonoma Valleys

Hundreds of places to stay and eat, things to do and see are detailed, with photos of most. For couples of all ages and lifestyles, this guide has something to suit every taste and budget.

Author: Robert White

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588438829

Category: Travel

Page: 212

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Tour the vineyards big and small, explore the wineries, taste what they have to offer. The best are described here and almost all are shown in photos. Hundreds of places to stay and eat, things to do and see are detailed, with photos of most. For couples of all ages and lifestyles, this guide has something to suit every taste and budget. Quaint inns & delightful restaurants are included for their high romantic appeal - not their high price tag. Take a lazy cruise with your loved one. Discover the nightclubs and party spots. Or spend the weekend in a charming B&B. From fine dining to theme parks, historic sites to wineries -- it's all here.
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DRIVE THROUGH NAPA

For professionals or novices this is a must for anyone who loves wines from Napa. I love this book so much I purchased it in paperback and eBook.” INTERVIEWS WITH NAPA ICONS “My favorite part was the interviews.

Author: Paul Hodgins

Publisher: ILTG Media, Inc.

ISBN: 9780578490663

Category: Cooking

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Facts & insights on Napa Valley’s 16 wine regions through exclusive winemaker interviews, industry’s first Price to Value charts powered by Vivino data, bold design and unstuffy language. Drive Through Napa provides fundamental information on California wine history and the 16 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs), or “Napa neighborhoods,” that are home to more than 400 wineries throughout Napa Valley. It lists the regions from south to north, much as Napa visitors would encounter them during a drive up Napa’s central highway. Q&A sections with prominent winemakers and experts begin the chapters. You’ll learn secrets about each region from the wineries that produce there: Alpha Omega, Cade, Chateau Montelena, Dyer Vineyards, Far Niente, Grgich Hills, Hess Collection, Italics, Keever Vineyards, Raymond, Rombauer, Silverado, Smith-Madrone and Trefethen. Drive Through Napa concludes with a very special chat in which iconic Napa winemaker and consultant Andy Erickson (Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Spottswoode, Ovid, Dalla Valle, Staglin, Favia, Mayacamas, Mulderbosch) explaining Napa’s unique appeal.
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Wine Country Bike Rides

Complete with an easy-to-follow map of each route and detailed information about more than 100 wineries and other sights along the way -- plus convenient places to rent bikes, eat, and stay the night -- this helpful guide includes all you ...

Author: Lena Emmery

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 081181355X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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California's famous wine country offers both casual and serious bicyclists spectacular views, charming small towns, celebrated cafs, and, of course, many of the finest and most beautiful wineries in the country. But finding the best rides hasn't been easy -- until Wine Country Bike Rides. For a romantic Sunday date or a relaxing family outing, for day-trippers or die-hard cyclists, here are more than 20 perfect rides through the backroads and countryside of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties. Complete with an easy-to-follow map of each route and detailed information about more than 100 wineries and other sights along the way -- plus convenient places to rent bikes, eat, and stay the night -- this helpful guide includes all you need for a wine country visit that's refreshing for both body and soul.
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Sonoma Wine and the Story of Buena Vista

In this groundbreaking book by historian and bestselling author Charles L. Sullivan, the untold history of Sonoma wine serves as backdrop to the turbulent story of California s first commercial winery, Buena Vista, from its founding by ...

Author: Charles L. Sullivan

Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing

ISBN: 9781935879848

Category: Cooking

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The beginning of history for California wine starts with 17th-century , but the industry and commercial powerhouse that commands 60 percent of the United States market was birthed 200 years later, the product of a Hungarian aristocrat, European grapes, and the Sonoma Valley. In this groundbreaking book by historian and bestselling author Charles L. Sullivan, the untold history of Sonoma wine serves as backdrop to the turbulent story of California s first commercial winery, Buena Vista, from its founding by brilliant but quixotic Agoston Haraszthy, through phyloxera plague and the dry years of prohibition to its present-day market prominence. Sonoma Wine and the Story of Buena Vista is a scholarly study of two centuries of California wine history, told in a riveting narrative that will engage and delight.
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