California’s Grapes, Producers, and Wine Regions

Wine Regions



Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Grapes of California

Food & Wine Pairing

Recipes for our favorite pairings

Producer Profiles

California Winery Information


Wine Spectators California Wine

by James Laube

The second edition of the most extensive book of California wine reviews ever published. Wine Spectator’s California Wine is a definitive guide featuring descriptions and ratings for 5,000 individual California wines — from widely available bargains to collectible rarities. Includes new tasting notes and in-depth profiles for more than 700 California wineries, along with starred ratings and details on history, vineyards, and specialties. Written by noted California wine expert and Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube.

Wines of California

by Mike Desimone & Jeff Jenssen

From Napa and Sonoma to Modesto and Calaveras, take an unparalleled look into California winemaking, history, and geography. “World Wine Guys” Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen have created the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the state’s myriad wine-growing regions, including detailed listings of outstanding producers with individual tasting notes. Enjoy winery profiles with tasting notes, winemaker interviews, recipe and food pairings, and photos of all, including wine labels. In addition, there’s a foreword by Michael Mondavi and a preface by Kevin Zraly—two of the most powerful names in wine today

The New California Wine

by  Jon Bonné 

A comprehensive guide to the must-know wines and producers of California’s “new generation,” and the story of the iconoclastic young winemakers who have changed the face of California viniculture in recent years. 

The New California Wine is the untold story of the California wine industry: the young, innovative producers who are rewriting the rules of contemporary winemaking; their quest to express the uniqueness of California terroir; and the continuing battle to move the state away from the overly-technocratic, reactionary practices of its recent past. Jon Bonné writes from the front lines of the California wine revolution, where he has access to the stories, philosophies, and techniques of top producers.

In this groundbreaking debut, Bonné paints an unflinching portrait of the current state of the industry: its strengths and shortcomings, its essential wines and those not worth pursuing. Lush full-color photographs, as well as a region-by-region tour of some of California’s lesser-known growing areas, reveal the people and places behind the bottles. Finally, a comprehensive purchasing reference lists all the must-know producers and their best wines, making The New California Wine an essential resource for finding and buying the very best the state has to offer.



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