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Napa Valley - Further reading


Further reading on Napa Valley

  • The Silverado Squatters, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is based on the famed novelist's honeymoon at an abandoned silver mine near Calistoga.
  • Tortilla Flat, by John Steinbeck, is a riveting account of the lives of migrant farmworkers in Monterey; though written almost 70 years ago, the Latinos who harvest grapes for those fine vintages you can sample today live in much the same conditions.
  • The Far Side of Eden: The Ongoing Saga of Napa Valley, by James Conoway, looks at newly-minted boom millionaires who came to Napa in search of a prestigious winery to run, but ended up compromising the region's environment and economy instead.
  • Napa Valley: The Ultimate Winery, by Antonia Allegra, Richard Gillette and Robert Mondovi, is a vineyard-by-vineyard guide to Napa valley's 300-plus wineries.
  • Napa Valley: The Land, the Wine, the People, by National Geographic writer Charles O'Rear, is a study in words and pictures of California's premier winemaking region.


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