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California's most celebrated central coast wineries invite you on an irresistible journey . . . to the congenial tasting rooms of a vast and unspoiled paradise. With The California Directory of Fine Wineries as your guide, you'll wander through world-famous Santa Barbara County, home to the landmark cellars of Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, and Santa Rita Hills. You'll meander the scenic back roads of San Luis Obispo on your way to Edna Valley's premier wineries. You'll travel to rustic Paso Robles, where the winemakers themselves will pour you a glass of their distinctive blends and specialties. This fully updated, second edition is an essential, up-to-date guide to boutique tasting rooms, working ranches, warehouse wineries, and intimate, family-owned vineyards.
About the Author
K. Reka Badger is a freelance writer who writes weekly wine, food, and gardening columns. She is a regular contributor to numerous publications, including Destination Wine Country and Santa Barbara Seasons. Cheryl Crabtree is a freelance writer and the coauthor of several California Central Coast guidebooks. She has contributed to numerous publications, including Touring & Tasting, Fodor's California, and Fodor's The Complete Guide to National Parks of the West. Robert Holmes is widely acknowledged as one of the world's finest travel photographers. His photographs have appeared in virtually every major travel magazine, including National Geographic and Departures.
"A breathtaking photographic tour... It makes you want to jump in the car and head north!"
KQED, Public Radio 88.5 (San Francisco)
"Vividly written text gives readers a sense of the history, the setting and the offerings of each winery, and accompanying photographs beautifully illustrate the text."
Alaska Airlines "in-flight" Magazine
"One of the best book on Wine Country that you will ever find."
David Wilson, KFWB Newstalk 980 (Los Angeles)
"...helps you sift out choice spots that make for quick and satisfying little breakaways."
Meg McConahey, Santa Rosa, Press Democrat
"It's such a gorgeous volume... It's a wealth of information!"
Alan Farley, KALW, Public Radio 91.7 (San Francisco)