Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma
Oenophiles will enjoy this pocket-sized guidebook of lesser-known wineries of California’s North Bay, better known as Sonoma. Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma author Tilar Mazzeo has filled the pages of her book with insight into small, mostly family-run operations that are—for the most part—unknown to the average visitor. In addition to large color photos of the featured wineries and local landscape, the guide provides background information on the personalities. Mazzeo also recommends restaurants and “picnic provisions” listings for those on the go. Some standout wineries mentioned include Amista Vineyards, Iron Horse, Lynmar Estate and Camellia Cellars. This compact book provides a wealth of off-the-beaten path analogies and must-see destinations in this wine-rich part of California.