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A Traveller's Wine Guide to California
text and photography by Robert Holmes

published 2012 • 5" x 9" • 218 pages • full-color photos • maps
ISBN 9781566568425 • paperback • $22.00

“Robert Holmes starts his readers off on a journey through the Golden State’s American Viticulture Areas. By the time their virtual north to south trip has ended, some two hundred-odd pages later, they will know where to find the best wine, the best food, and the best places to bunk while in the pursuit of it… Whenever you search for wine in California, Robert Holmes’ 'A Traveller’s Wine Guide to California' should be your companion. To borrow a phrase from those ads for the American Express credit card: Don’t leave home without it!”
—Book Passage

“This is a handy guide by one who clearly knows the scene. Holmes writes clearly and candidly, with enthusiasm and, when warranted, critical disdain. Above all, he steers even the novice wine seeker in the right direction. His picks are sound. The book is enhanced by Holmes’s attractive photographs. It contains abundant practical information about all of the Golden State’s vinous regions, directed at the tour primarily.”
—Harvey Finkel, New England Wine Gazette 


“... a boon to travellers and wine lovers alike... an astonishing amount of practical advice, historical and architectural information, an easy-to-read breakdown of every wine area in their chosen countries... These books are sure to inspire holiday makers to set off in new directions...”
—Decanter Magazine

“Each offers invaluable information... clear, colorful maps, driving times... descriptions of the regions and their wines... itineraries, and times and places for local wine festivals. ...Most important, perhaps, the guides provide names of wine producers who speak English and who welcome guests to their cellars.”
—Frank Prial, Wine Talk, The New York Times

This guidebook gives you everything you need to know when touring California’s beautiful wine country

If California were an independent nation it would be the fourth leading wine-producing country in the world after Italy, France and Spain. And nowhere else will you find more visitor-friendly wineries. Sampling these and tasting their wines is a rewarding experience, but, faced with the bewildering variety of wineries on offer, it’s hard to know where to start. This book guides the wine tourist—not only through the better-known regions of Napa and Sonoma, but also the Central Coast, Santa Barbara County and Southern California—and gives ample recommendations on where to stay and eat in and around each region.   

A Traveller’s Wine Guide to California contains spectacular photography as well as easily-accessible information on such topics as The Winery Experience and The System of Classification and Grape Varieties.

Robert Holmes is an award-winning photographer and author. He has been named Travel Photographer of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers for an unprecedented three years—in 1990, 1992 and 2010. He has written four books and supplied the photographs for more than 40 others, the latest being Passion for Pinot.
 

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