Back Lane Wineries Of Sonoma, Second Edition

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Back Lane Wineries Of Sonoma, 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 Sonoma profiles over 70 hard-to-find, authentic boutique estates that feature world-class, artisanal wines revered by locals and critics.

Each year, tourists visit Sonoma's well-trodden wineries, many of which offer wines you can buy readily on the shelves of your local grocery store. Far more difficult to find are the picturesque, oftentimes family-run wineries handcrafting exceptional wines revered by critics and locals alike. Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma will lead you to seventy of these gems, many with only a limited production and local distribution. 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 relish in the laid-back atmosphere that Sonoma has to offer.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 2.35 × 1.88 × 0.35 in

Published: May 20, 2014

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607745925

ISBN - 13: 9781607745921

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Back Lane Wineries Of Sonoma, Second Edition

by Tilar Mazzeo

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 2.35 × 1.88 × 0.35 in

Published: May 20, 2014

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607745925

ISBN - 13: 9781607745921

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Introduction The wines in Sonoma County are world-class, and each year more than 7.5 million tourists visit what locals call simply “the North Bay”—the rural and still magical wine country less than an hour north of San Francisco. And everyone knows, of course, that wine tasting is a serious business. Swirl, sniff, taste. There is nothing wrong with classiness and expertise and the love of a fine wine. This is the stuff la dolce vita is made of.  But the wine country is also, increasingly, big business. Many tasting rooms are slick retail operations run by corporate managers living somewhere a long way from Sonoma, offering wines that you can buy just as readily (and often less expensively) on the shelves of your local grocery store. Often, these are beautiful places, and I am not recommending that you pass them by entirely. A part of the California wine tasting experience is sitting on marbled Italianate terraces overlooking acres of perfectly pruned vineyards, basking in the warm sun and the intense loveliness of it all.  But you don’t need a guidebook to see this part of the North Bay wine country. Highway 101 is plastered with billboards, and you would be hard-pressed to miss the big-name tasting rooms clustered around the central plazas of quaint towns like Sonoma, Healdsburg, or Glen Ellen (all worth a leisurely visit).  Just as exciting and often far more difficult to spot, however, are the small, back lane wineries of Sonoma, pla
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Table of Contents

Maps
Introduction
How to Use This Book
Wine Tasting Essentials
Shipping Wines Home
Chapter 1
Dry Creek Valley
Wineries 20 | Provisions

Chapter 2
Alexander Valley
Wineries 74 | Provisions 90 | Diversions

Chapter 3
Healdsburg
Wineries
Provisions

Chapter 4
Russian River Valley and Santa Rosa Area
Wineries | Provisions  | Diversions

Chapter 5
Sonoma Valley and Los Carneros
Wineries | Provisions  | Diversions


Wine Shipping Services
about the author & photographer
Index

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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.

Each year, tourists visit Sonoma's well-trodden wineries, many of which offer wines you can buy readily on the shelves of your local grocery store. Far more difficult to find are the picturesque, oftentimes family-run wineries handcrafting exceptional wines revered by critics and locals alike. Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma will lead you to seventy of these gems, many with only a limited production and local distribution. 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 relish in the laid-back atmosphere that Sonoma has to offer.

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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