This user-friendly and highly discerning Field Guide focuses on the Golden State’s most popular and newsworthy wine regions-from Napa Valley to the Central Coast to fast-growing Baja. This full-flavored guide will please the palates and temperaments of beginning and experienced wine enthusiasts alike, with all the breadth and expertise readers expect from Sunset. Based on rigorous in-the-field research by two of Sunset magazine’s most respected staffers, the recommendations are intentionally selective, rather than comprehensive, directing readers only to California’s best wineries and wine-country travel experiences. California Wine Country has all the bells and whistles of a classic travel guide: compact size, gorgeous maps, concise itineraries, and colorful illustrations. Plus easy-to-follow listings for everything from can’t-miss wineries to must-see, off-the-path discoveries. And, of course, all the essentials for planning an exceptional trip: information on lodging, restaurants, routes, destinations, and activities. Features: Carefully researched and highly selective guide to California’s most popular and newsworthy wine regions. Maps for each wine region locate wineries, restaurants, and places to stay. Listings are flagged as «Favorites» and «Discoveries» so readers can plan their journeys to include can’t-miss wineries and off-beat destinations. Includes an introduction by award-winning author Karen MacNeil.