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 J. Mazzeo is the "New York Times "and "San Francisco Chronicle "bestselling author of books that include "The Widow Clicquot, " "The Secret of Chanel No. 5, "and "Hotel on the Place Vendome "(all from HarperCollins)". "She also writes on food and wine for the mainstream press, and her work has appeared in venues such as "Food & Wine "and in her "Back-Lane Wineries" guidebook series (Ten Speed Press). Her course on creative nonfiction (Great Courses), featured as in-flight viewing content on Virgin America airlines, is widely distributed and has made her a nationally prominent teacher of writing in nonfiction genres. The Clara C. Piper Associate Professor of English at Colby College, she divides her time among coastal Maine, New York City, and Saanichton, British Columbia, where she lives with her husband and stepchildren.