Frommer's Portable California Wine Country
Lush, opulent pinot noir; rich, robust zinfandel; fruity, full-bodied Chardonnay--you can sample them all in California's Napa and Sonoma Valleys, ... Show synopsis 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.