The Romance of California Vineyards

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Explore America's beloved wine country in this virtual tour of Northern California's distinctive vinyards and winemaking facilities. Breathtaking photography by acclaimed regional photographer Daniel D'Agostini sheds new light on the vintner's way of life amid the natural beauty of Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and the Sierra Foothills.

The art of grape-growing and the pleasures of winemaking in this lush countryside are extolled in excertps from the writings of wine authorities, quotes from vintners, and passages from literature. Longtime vintner Molly Chppelet's introduction discusses the historic roots of Northern California's winde regions, as well as the various methods of growing grapes to create etraordinary vintages. A list of recommended vineyards to visit, along with an appendix--complete with visitor information--of special inns and restaurants both on and off the beaten path, concludes this perfect gift for the wine lover.

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About the Author:

Molly Chappellet, co-owner of Chappellet Vineyard and Winery in St. Helena, California, is author of A Vineyard Garden: Ideas from the Earth for Growing, Cooking and Entertaining and the forthcoming Gardens of the Wine Country. She is also a recognized designer and photographer.

Carissa Chappellet, of Big Sur, California, pursues an extensive professional career as an attorney-at-law, internet web site designer (www.cappellet.com), sales and marketing represetative for Chappelet Winery, and president of Sycamore Reef, LLC (www.sycamorereef.com), which specializes in fine art promotions. She is also an accomplished artist and banjo player.

Daneil D'Agostini resides in Northern California. His diverse photographic imagery has resulted in numerous commissions and assignments covering many subjects, but admits those relating to the wine industry are some of the most pleasurable and always take him "home."

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