Explorer's Guide Napa & Sonoma: A Great Destination

Explorer's Guide Napa & Sonoma: A Great Destination

by Tim Fish, Peg Melnik

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Overview

“This marvelous book, splendidly researched, packed with terrific advice and considerable insider information, is essential reading for any visitor.”’ —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

"Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered...Readable, tasteful, appealingly designed. Strong on dining, lodging, and history."—National Geographic Traveler

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581572322
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 05/26/2014
Series: Explorer's Great Destinations Series
Edition description: Tenth
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 784,524
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tim Fish has lived in Sonoma County since 1989. Fish is associate editor of Wine Spectator magazine. Married to Peg Melnik, the wine columnist for the Press Democrat, they live in Santa Rosa with their two children.

Peg Melnik has lived in Sonoma County since 1989. Melnik is the wine columnist for the Press Democrat, a daily newspaper. Married to Tim Fish, associate editor of Wine Spectator magazine, they live in Santa Rosa with their two children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

The Way this Book Works 10

Part I How to Travel Like a Wine-Savvy Insider 13

A Brief History of Napa & Sonoma 25

Part II

1 City of Napa 35

2 Yountville & Stag's Leap District 61

3 Oakville & Rutherford 79

4 St. Helena 95

5 Calistoga 117

6 Healdsburg 135

7 City Of Sonoma 167

8 Bodega Bay & West County 195

3 Santa Rosa 219

Part III

10 Transportation & Climate 241

11 Information & Travel Resources 349

Index 252

Maps

Sonoma & Napa Wine Region Overview 6

American Vilicultural Areas of Napa County 19

American Viticultural Areas of Sonoma County 20

South Napa Wineries: Napa & Carneros Region 38

South Napa Wineries: Yountville & Stag's Leap Region 64

Central Napa Wineries: Oakville & Rutherford Region 81

Central Napa Wineries: St. Helena Region 97

North Napa Wineries: Calistoga Region 118

Healdsburg 136

North Sonoma Wineries: Alexander Valley Region 142

North Sonoma Wineries: Dry Creek Region 142

South Sonoma Wineries: Sonoma Valley Region 168

North Sonoma Wineries: Russian River Region 196

California 242

Within Wine Country 243

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