"It's easy to Google 'Napa wineries' and end up with plenty of big name wineries with daily tours and souvenir shops. But what of those off the beaten path? Back Lane Wineries of Napa
and its sister book for Sonoma are guides to 70 small wineries making quality, hard-to-find handcrafted wines.” –San Francisco Chronicle
"Drink a toast to Napa Valley. But let us praise less famous wineries in the legendary California wine-growing region. Back Lane Wineries of Napa
takes the reader off the beaten path to friendly, down-to-earth establishments where the wines are made by on-site proprietors." –Pittsburgh-Tribune Review
"More than 70 wineries are profiled in the handy volume, which also features restaurant and local attraction listings." –San Francisco Examiner
About the Author
Tilar J. Mazzeo
is the author of Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma
(The Little Bookroom) and the New York Times
best-selling “oenobiography” The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It
—which has been recognized by Gourmand
as the Best Work of Wine Literature in the United States for 2008. A member of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association, Mazzeo divides her time between the California wine country and the East Coast, where she is a professor of English at Colby College.
Photographer and filmmaker Paul Hawley
is a wine country native, raised on his family vineyard overlooking the Dry Creek Valley. His feature film, Corked
, premiered at film festivals in 2008.