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Down to Earth

Down to Earth


Down to Earth depicts the seasonal rhythms of winegrape growing and winemaking in California through the lens of sustainable practices. With enlightening text and sumptuous images it highlights the challenges, decisions and tasks, as well as the beauty, that fills the winegrowing year. 

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In Down to Earth, you'll meet fifteen California vintners and growers, representing thousands around the state, who care deeply about sustainability and have made it a meaningful part of their lives and their businesses. You'll also find a dozen delicious wine-centric recipes, timed to what s fresh in the garden, to prepare at home as you enjoy this seasonal tour of sustainable winegrowing in California. Profiles include Navarro Vineyards & Winery, Clos LaChance Winery, Gallo Family Vineyards, Sangiacomo Vineyards, Etude Wines, Honig Vineyard & Winery, Wente Vineyards, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Bonterra Organic Vineyards, J Vineyards & Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery, Trinchero Family Estates, Delicato Family Vineyards, Ampelos Cellars, LangeTwins Winery & Vineyards.

Editorial Reviews

Down to Earth is more than a phrase in this beautiful book; it's a philosophy of what it means to be green in California wine. With regional overviews, mouthwatering recipes, and producer profiles, Janet Fletcher's compelling storytelling and George Rose's world-class photography combine in a feast for the mind and the eyes. --Leslie Sbrocco, Wine Consultant; Author of The Simple & Savvy Wine Guide; and Television Host, Check Please! Bay Area

How wonderful to see sustainability become a mainstay in our vocabulary. Explaining a concept that can be difficult to grasp, Down to Earth speaks to the novice wine consumer about the meaning of sustainability with thoughtful language and beautiful imagery. It also speaks to the wine professional -- celebrating the incredible work that our industry has achieved and reminding us of the ways in which sustainability happens all year round. --Emily Wines, MS, Beverage Director, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

I'm delighted to see the California wine industry emerge as a leader in sustainable winegrowing. Down to Earth documents the journey. These stories of individuals and families who have put the sustainable ethos at the heart of their businesses should inspire wine lovers around the globe. --Sarah Kemp, Publlshing Director, Decanter