Adult Books

North American Wine Routes
A Travel Guide to Wines & Vines, from Napa to Nova Scotia

By Dan Berger & Tony Aspler

Subject: Travel
Paperback | 256 pages | 9 7/8 x 9 7/8
US$19.99 | CAN$21.99
Publication Date: 2007-11-30
ISBN: 9781606524275

A unique and comprehensive collection, explore the many routes of wine country and develop your pallet—a tribute to North American vineyards, discover what makes each region special.

Indulge your love of wine and tour the wine vineyards of North America with this guide to 40 separate wine routes found in four major geographic regions: the Western Region (California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia); the Rocky Mountain Region (Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado); the Central Region (Texas, Illinois, Missouri, and Michigan); and the Eastern Region (North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, Mid-Atlantic and New England states, New York, Ontario, and Nova Scotia).

This beautifully photographed compilation will allow you to discover the unique agricultural qualities of each region, learn what kinds of grapes grow there, and understand the intricacies of the local wines. You'll also find:

  • Detailed maps of each route with icons indicating vineyard accommodations, including picnic facilities, restaurants, hotels, and family friendly spots
  • Vineyard addresses, phone numbers, and websites
  • Lists of additional websites to assist in travel planning
  • Pairing tips and snippets on viniculture
  • What to expect at a tasting how to buy direct, and an insider's grasp on wine speak and wine labels
  • An index to help readers find information on the regions, labels, and their favorite types of wine

Get set to expand your palate with wines ranging from Quebec's ice cider to New York State's new biodynamic wines. Whether you have an extensive knowledge of the wine world or are experiencing it for the first time, you?ll enjoy this robust flavoring of the tours North America has to offer.


photo Dan Berger has been writing about wine since 1976. He was the wine columnist and reporter for the Los Angeles Times for eight years and continues to write articles for a number of publications, including Decanter and Wines & Vines magazine, where he received the “Wine Writer of the Year” award. His books include Beyond the Grapes: An Inside Look at Napa Valley and he contributed to the Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America. Dan and his wife, Juliann Savage, publish a private weekly wine newsletter, Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences, which reaches readers across North America. He has resided in Sonoma County since 1986.