Napa Valley Books

Robert Mondavi & the Mondavi Family: American Wine Royalty

When talk turns to Napa Valley royalty, Robert Mondavi and the Mondavi family indisputably qualify as the ruling monarchy of the Napa Valley –and frankly the US- wine industry. With an almost biblical or Shakespearean flair, the Mondavi family story of the last 100 years is one of passion, pettiness, family squabbling, wild success, dramatic failure, and of course, wine. In her new book, The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty, author Julia Flynn delivers a masterful narrative on the Mondavi clan. recently had the privilege of chatting with Julia about the book and the evolution of the Mondavi family story.

Matt Kramer's New California Wine: Making Sense of Napa Valley, Sonoma, Central Coast, and Beyond

California has become the hottest wine producing area in the world, and it happened in less

Napa: An Architectural Walking Tour by Anthony Raymond Kilgallin

Through 128 pages of over 200 vintage images, the reader is pulled back in time to 1880 Napa, where a scant but diverse 4,000 residents reside.

Napa Valley: The Ultimate Winery Guide Revised and Updated (3rd Edition) by Antonia Allegra and Richard Gillette

The beautiful Napa Valley now has over 300 wineries, attracting over 10 million visitors per year.

Napa: The Story of an American Eden by James Conaway

James Conaway's remarkable bestseller delves into the heart of California's lush and verdant Napa Valley, also known as America's Eden.

The Far Side of Eden: The Ongoing Saga of Napa Valley by James Conaway

James Conaway picks up the story begun a decade ago in his earlier book about Napa Valley, the premier American wine country and a place synonymous with the good life. By now the struggle over the valley's future has grown sharper and its success more glaring. Awash in dollars generated by the boom economy of the 1990s and the social ambitions it inspired, Napa is beset by too much of a good thing: new arrivals determined to have a vineyard of their own despite the fact that available land is running out, cult-wine producers in thrall to fabulously expensive “rocket juice” (cabernet sauvignon) that few locals can afford, established families wishing to hold on to the old ways, and camp followers caught up in the glamour of it all.

Napa Valley: The Land, the Wine, the People by Charles O'Rear

When National Geographic sent Charles O'Rear to photograph a little-known region of Napa Valley for a book about rural America, he was immediately enthralled by the area�s natural beauty and vibrant tradition of winemaking. He soon made the valley his home and in the twenty-three years since, he has watched it grow from an obscure, secluded hollow in the California landscape to an internationally recognized food and wine destination.

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