California Wines Down to Earth Book

Down to Earth, a new book by California’s Wine Institute, shares the stories of 15 vintners and growers, representing thousands across the state, and how they embrace sustainable practices throughout the cycles of the winegrowing calendar. The hardcover book features beautiful wine country photography and a dozen fresh, seasonal recipes.

Down to Earth book


Published by Wine Institute
Text by Janet Fletcher
Photographs by George Rose

Hard Cover. 256 Pages
8.75" x 8" (inches)
Printed in California

Down to Earth takes wine lovers through the seasons of the winegrowing calendar, profiling 15 vintners and growers who care deeply about sustainability and have made it a meaningful part of their lives and their businesses.

Through enlightening text and sumptuous images, Down to Earth highlights the challenges, decisions and tasks—as well as the beauty—that fills the winegrowing year along with a dozen delicious wine-centric recipes, timed to what's fresh in the garden, to prepare at home.


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