Roberts' folksy style of writing gives this book a friendly feel, kind of like you have an expert wine-tasting companion with you in your car as you explore Oregon wine country. --Andy Perdue, Wine Press Northwest
If this must-have wine book WineTrails of Washington doesn't make you want to jump in your car and head for a winery, I don't know what will. --Richard Kinssies, The Wine Outlet, Seattle
About the Author
With notebook, pen and camera in hand, Steve visited tasting rooms throughout the state to capture their ambiance and amenities, interview winemakers, take pictures and gain firsthand knowledge on where to stay and where to eat. To make your wine tour a great experience (and avoid the numerous mistakes he made during his travels) he evolved the WineTrails concept and launched a website (winetrailsnw.com
When he s not visiting wineries, Steve lives a parallel life to pay the bills. As owner and president of Orca Bay Benefits, he works with small businesses throughout the state meeting their health insurance needs. He s an insurance broker by day and a wine author by night. An odd dichotomy but it works. He also dreams of one day making his own wine. When he does, he will name the wine after his dog Pandora Cellars.