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Frommer's Portable California Wine Country (Frommer's Portable California Wine Country: The Complete Guide to the Napa and Sonoma Valley)

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Lush, opulent pinot noir; rich, robust zinfandel; fruity, full-bodied Chardonnay—you can sample them all in California's Napa and Sonoma Valleys, which together comprise one of the world's premier wine regions. Completely up-to-date, Frommer's Portable California Wine Country is a handy guide that will give you proven strategies for exploring the region. Our candid reviews of the top wineries will tell you which tours are worth your time and which wineries offer affordable bottles. You'll also get a beginner's guide to California wines: varietals, recommendations on recent vintages, tips on wine-tasting protocol (how to sniff, swish, and spit like a pro), tips on shipping, and much, much more. And when wine-tasting is done for the day, turn to our candid, complete reviews of the region's fabulous inns and restaurants! The 5th edition has been expanded to include a new section focusing on up-and-coming but off the beaten path northern Sonoma County, including towns like Healdsburg and Santa Rosa.

Free companion podcast available.

Synopsis:

In 2006, there were more than 20 million winery visits in California, producing an estimated tourism revenue of $2 billion.

Synopsis:

Sonoma County has approximately 7 million visitors a year.

About the Author

Native San Franciscan Erika Lenkert fled the dot-community to find respite

and great food and wine in Napa Valley. When she’s not writing about food,

wine, and travel for the likes of Four Seasons Magazine or InStyle, or promoting her book The Last-Minute Party Girl: Fashionable, Fearless, and Foolishly Simple Entertaining, she’s in search of Wine Country pleasures to share with Frommer’s readers. She also remains subservient to her owners—two Siamese cats and most recently, her new daughter Viva.

In addition to this guide, Erika authors and co-authors a number of other

Frommer’s guides to California, including Frommer’s California, Frommer’s

San Francisco, and Frommer’s Memorable Walks in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

List of Maps.

1 The Best of the Wine Country.

1 The Best Wineries.

2 The Best Winery Tours for First-Timers.

3 The Best Experiences Beyond the Wineries.

4 The Best Luxury Hotels & Inns.

5 The Best Moderately Priced Accommodations.

6 The Best Restaurants.

2 The Wine Country Experience by John Thoreen.

1 Introducing Napa Valley & Sonoma Valley.

2 Winemaking 101.

3 How to Wine Taste Like a Pro.

3 Planning Your Trip to the Wine Country.

1 Visitor Information.

2 When to Go.

3 Money Matters.

Festivities to Plan Your Trip Around: The Wine Country’s Best Annual Events.

4 Getting There.

5 Getting Around.

6 Strategies for Touring the Wine Country.

Some Wine-Buying .

7 The Ins & Outs of Shipping Wine Home.

Fast Facts: The Wine Country.

4 Napa Valley.

1 Orientation & Getting Around.

Fast Facts: Napa Valley.

2 Touring the Wineries.

3 More to See & Do.

Up, Up & Away.

4 Where to Stay.

5 Where to Dine.

6 Where to Stock Up for a Picnic & Where to Enjoy It.

5 Sonoma Valley.

1 Orientation & Getting Around.

Fast Facts: Sonoma Valley.

2 Touring the Wineries.

3 More to See & Do.

The Super Spa.

4 Where to Stay.

5 Where to .

6 Where to Stock Up for a Picnic & Where to Enjoy It.

6 Northern Sonoma County.

1 Orientation & Getting Around.

Fast Facts: Northern Sonoma.

2 Touring the Wineries.

The Ways of Wine Clubs.

3 More to See & Do.

4 Where to Stay.

5 Where to Dine.

6 Where to Stock Up for a Picnic & Where to Enjoy It.

Appendix: Grape Varietals in the Wine Country by Erika Lenkert & Matthew R. Poole.

1 Major Grape Varietals.

2 Lesser-Known Grape .

Index.

General Index.

Accommodations Index.

Restaurant Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471787396
Author:
Frommers
Publisher:
Frommers
Author:
Lenkert, Erika
Subject:
California
Subject:
Wine and wine making
Subject:
United States - Pacific - California
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
Travel: United States / California
Subject:
Travel: Un
Subject:
ited States / California
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Series:
Frommer's Portable California Wine Country: The Complete Guide to the Napa and Sonoma Valley
Series Volume:
147
Publication Date:
20080421
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
7.28x5.62x.47 in. .34 lbs.

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