This insider's guide to the famous, much visited center of the California Wine Country highlights the best that Napa Valley has to offer. From shopping for picnic supplies in local food shops and farmers markets to exploring the back roads and parks to finding the best wineries for tasting and picnics, 20-year Napa Valley resident and grape grower Stanton and Jimtown Store chef and series creator Jack Burton lead readers through the crowds to the hidden gems of this gorgeous region. They not only suggest where to go, but also provide critical comments on their choices. The book also features great picnic recipes and tips, local lore, other diversions (shopping, hot springs resorts, museums and other tourist attractions, ballooning, hiking, cycling, climbing, etc.), a chapter on where to dine, Burton's quirky and evocative stories, and critical reviews of movies shot among local vineyards.
Napa Valley Picnic provides all the information you need for planning a holiday in this most scenic and tasty corner of California. The book includes: maps showing Napa's wine regions and how to get around, great places to shop for your picnic fare, menus, recipes and tips for your picnics, finding your paradise picnic spots in wineries, parks, lakes and back roads, guides to lodgings, eateries, activities and diversions.