Taking a Trip to Wine Country Might Be Off the Table Momentarily, but These Books Will Make You Feel Like You’re There
Wine Country is famous for its incredible views, exquisite Napa Valley estates, natural beauty, and—of course—impeccable wine. It’s no wonder why so many books have been set here. In addition to its abundance of exquisite beauty, Wine Country also has an intriguing history that is guaranteed to fascinate history buffs. Whether you are in the mood for a thrilling romance or curious to learn about the captivating history of Napa Valley, here are a few of the best books set in Wine Country.
Napa: The Story of an American Eden
Written by James Conaway, Napa examines the relatively recent history and evolution of the now widely-acclaimed Napa Valley. This social history book details the fascinating stories of individuals who were instrumental in shaping the area known as America’s Eden. Its examination of topics such as money, land, and power is sure to keep readers hooked. Step back in time to see what contributed to Napa becoming the second-largest tourist attraction in the state.
Kristen Harnisch’s debut novel, Vintner’s Daugther, is a historical fiction book that masterfully captures themes of passion, love, and betrayal, immersing readers in Napa Valley at the turn of the century. Set in 1895, the story follows 17-year-old Sara Thibault who, after a tragic accident, must follow in her father’s footsteps to become a winemaker and juggle her relationship with the ambitious Philippe Lemieux. Many readers have praised the novel for its sweet romance as well as its rich, vivid vineyard setting.
A Vineyard in Napa
If you’re curious about the intricacies of the wine-making process, this book is perfect for you. Written by Doug Shafer, A Vineyard in Napa follows the true story of the author’s father throughout his journey running a vineyard. At the age of 27, John moved his family from their prestigious Chicago neighborhood to Napa Valley, where he had purchased a vineyard. The book reflects on the trials he overcame, the lessons he learned, and the life he created for himself and his family.
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