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- DescriptionNapa Valley has been recognized as the premier wine producing area of California since the 1870's.This new fully updated and revised edition explains how Napa acquired this unique reputation. The soils, climate, grape and human resources that have built this parama of viticultural excellence over 160 years are explored in detail.The author has visited every historic sight and talked with every living history resource as well as dug into original documents and periodicals. Included are historic maps, charts of vineyard ownership and vintages from the 1880's to the present day.Published in co-operation with the Napa Valley Wine Library, scholarly attention is given to every detail. This book is fascinating for any wine aficionado or history buff.
- Author BiographyCharles L. Sullivan has written more than one hundred articles for major wine and food journals and is the author of many books on the subject of wine history, including A Companion to California Wine: An Encyclopedia of Wine & Winemaking from the Mission Days to Present, Sonoma Wine & the Story of Buena Vista, and Zinfandel: A History of a Grape and its Wine. Earl Thollander is an artist and popular illustrator. He is the illustrator of Backs Roads of California. Robert Mondavi was a leading California winemaker.
- Author(s)Charles Sullivan
- PublisherWine Appreciation Guild
- Date of Publication23/11/2000
- Place of PublicationSouth San Francisco
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWine Appreciation Guild
- Out-of-print date25/05/2016
- Content Note180 colour photographs, maps
- Weight1760 g
- Width230 mm
- Height255 mm
- Spine38 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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