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When you think of California Wine Country, the Napa Valley is most likely the first region that comes to mind. If you're imagining a lush valley with bright vineyards rolling into the distance, historic wineries nestled in the trees, and quaint towns with eclectic boutiques and world-class restaurants, Napa Valley won't let you down.

If you've envisioned staying in a rustic B&B where you can see the sunrise over the vineyards, you'll find one. If you long for the yeasty, boozy smell of a historic winery, you'll find that. If you want to taste the subtle combination of flavors in a gourmet dinner from the kitchen of a renowned chef, that's here, too.

Want to stomp grapes? Check. Travel the valley in a hot air balloon? No problem. Soak away your worries in a mud bath? Yup, got that too. In fact, the Napa Valley might just be the ultimate adult playground. There's another reason the valley has become so popular: Wine tasting is easy.

The valley is just 25 miles long from Napa in the south to Calistoga in the north. Highway 29 runs up the west side of the valley, with the Silverado Trail running parallel to the east, and dozens of small roads connecting the two. The bulk of the 400-plus wineries in the region are neatly gathered along these routes and in the surrounding hills, so you can easily visit any number in a day.

There are several small towns along the valley floor, any of which would make an excellent base for your visit.

This is a guide to all of the best wineries, how to get around, the best restaurants, where to stay, entertainment, nightlife - all you need to know.

©2013 Lisa Manterfield (P)2014 Hunter Publishing

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if you want information about where to stay, cool.

not wine info,.. don't recommend buying this book, not really the info I wanted about the actual wine growing regions unless you are planning a trip, then it's great

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Just an AD

Would you try another book from Lisa Manterfield and/or Leesa Williams?

No

What do you think your next listen will be?

More books about wine interests.

What three words best describe Leesa Williams’s performance?

ONE BIG AD

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I would have been better just going to the Napa Chamber of Commerce website. Many places were suggested to go, but no real reviews and I got tired of the relentless phone numbers and website addresses.

Any additional comments?

The description of the book was misleading.

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Would be better as a guidebook than as an audiobook.

There’s good information here for planning a trip, however, it would be more useful in the print format than as an audiobook. Also, the narrator pronunciation of many words is really off.