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Take an irresistible journey to the congenial tasting rooms of a vast and unspoiled paradise. With The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast as your guide, you wander through world famous Santa Barbara County, home to the landmark cellars of Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, and Santa Rita Hills. You meander the scenic back roads of San Luis Obispo on your way to Edna Valley's premier wineries. You travel to rustic Paso Robles, where the winemakers themselves pour you a glass of their distinctive blends. This fully updated, third edition of The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast is an essential, up-to-date guide to boutique tasting rooms, working ranches, warehouse wineries, and intimate, family-owned vineyards. This book includes: profiles of 50 central coast destination wineries -- describing their wines, settings, and rural architecture; highlights of the wineries' distinctive offerings, from theater performances and concerts to food-and-wine pairings to outdoor barbecues, inviting gardens, bocce ball courts, and picnic areas; more than 170 color images by renowned photographer Robert Holmes; sidebars listing directions, vineyard tours, wine tastings and blendings, special culinary events, and nearby attractions; full-page maps showing the 50 profiled destinations, plus more than 100 additional wineries in the.
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. She lives in Paso Robles, CA. Cheryl Crabtree is a freelance writer and the coauthor of several California central coast guidebooks. She has contributed to numerous publications, including Touring and Tasting, Fodor's California, and Fodor's The Complete Guide to National Parks of the West. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA. Daniel Mangin is the author of guidebooks to New York City, California, and Napa and Sonoma. His travel and cultural reporting has appeared in Sunset Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle and on Brides.com, Salon, and other websites. He lives in Marin County, CA 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. He lives in Marin County, CA.