Back Lane Wineries Of Napa, Second Edition

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Back Lane Wineries Of Napa, Second Edition

by Tilar Mazzeo

TEN SPEED PRESS | May 20, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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

Beyond the crowded tasting rooms of Napa’s popular wineries, there’s an authentic, welcoming side of the valley waiting to be explored: boutique estates run by passionate winemakers who handcraft world-class wines. Back Lane Wineries of Napa uncovers more than seventy of these gems that locals and critics revere but few visitors ever see. Updated with new wineries, restaurants, and local attractions; maps; full-color photographs; and tips on wine-tasting etiquette, wine shipping services, and itinerary planning, this guide will prepare oenophiles and beginning wine-lovers alike to live the good life—Napa style.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 5.97 × 4.8 × 0.91 in

Published: May 20, 2014

Publisher: TEN SPEED PRESS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607745909

ISBN - 13: 9781607745907

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Back Lane Wineries Of Napa, Second Edition

by Tilar Mazzeo

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 5.97 × 4.8 × 0.91 in

Published: May 20, 2014

Publisher: TEN SPEED PRESS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607745909

ISBN - 13: 9781607745907

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Introduction The reputation of the Napa Valley is the stuff of legend, and the making of the California wine country is a story with enough drama and intrigue to support more than a handful of bestselling accounts of its rise to international prominence. Since the famous face-off in the 1976 so-called “Judgment of Paris”—where Napa Valley Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines beat out renowned French competitors in blind tests—there has been no doubt that this relatively small corner of the wine world has garnered a big reputation. Consider, after all, that the Napa Valley produces less than five percent of the total wine production in the state of California. Or that it has fewer than fifty thousand acres planted to vineyards. Bordeaux has more than five times that amount, and, yet, devoted aficionados of Napa Valley wines will argue that their reputations are not all that different. The result of all this celebrity and acclaim is more than just great wines. It also means tourism. Each year, nearly five million visitors travel to the Napa Valley wine country from around the world. Most of these visitors travel along what the locals call “the loop”—the well-trodden tasting route that takes eager enthusiasts up the Silverado Trail and back down the St. Helena Highway (or vice versa), past some of America’s most famous and most familiar wineries. Along the way, there are picturesque fields of blazing mustard blooms, ready gourme
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Table of Contents

Maps
Introduction 
How to Use This Book 
Wine Tasting Essentials 
Shipping Wines Home 

Chapter 1
Downtown Napa and Environs 
Wineries 26 | Provisions 

Chapter 2
Silverado Trail 
     including Stag’s Leap and Oak Knoll
Wineries 

Chapter 3
 Calistoga and Environs 
Wineries | Provisions | Diversions 

Chapter 4
Howell Mountain 
Wineries 

Chapter 5
Spring Mountain 
Wineries 

Chapter 6
Downtown St. Helena and Environs 
Wineries | Provisions | Diversions 

Chapter 7 
St. Helena Highway 
including Rutherford, Oakville, and Yountville
Wineries | Provisions | Diversions 

Chapter 8 
Eastern Valleys 
including Chiles Valley and Pope Valley
Wineries 

Chapter 9 
Los Carneros and Environs 
South of Napa 
Wineries | Provisions 


Wine Shipping Services 
about the author & photographer
Index 

From the Publisher

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

Beyond the crowded tasting rooms of Napa’s popular wineries, there’s an authentic, welcoming side of the valley waiting to be explored: boutique estates run by passionate winemakers who handcraft world-class wines. Back Lane Wineries of Napa uncovers more than seventy of these gems that locals and critics revere but few visitors ever see. Updated with new wineries, restaurants, and local attractions; maps; full-color photographs; and tips on wine-tasting etiquette, wine shipping services, and itinerary planning, this guide will prepare oenophiles and beginning wine-lovers alike to live the good life—Napa style.

About the Author

TILAR MAZZEO is a New York Times best-selling author of books on wine, travel, French culture, and luxury, including The Widow Clicquot, The Secret of Chanel No. 5, The Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma, and the forthcoming The Ritz at War: Luxury in Occupied Paris. She is also the co-owner of the online wine business LaLaWines.com and professor of English at Colby College.
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