This easy-to-use guide offers beautiful places to visit for both wine buffs and wine beginners. Napa and Sonoma counties are covered in-depth, and sidebars feature less well known areas like Mendocino. About 100 vineyards are reviewed in this new edition, with all the basic information necessary to plan a trip: directions to each vineyard, background and history, most popular vintages and grower's favorites, special events, details on tastings, whether they do mail-order, and more.San Francisco native O'Hay takes travelers up and down the Silverado Trail and off the beaten path. Along the way, readers will learn what it means to decant wine; the difference between processing grapes for red wine and white; and a dictionary of key words used by vintners and wine connoisseurs, so readers will not stare blankly when they hear a wine described as "a full-bodied Cab with a fruity start and a long peppery finish!" And after a long day of wine tasting, readers will be led to the area's best restaurants for a delicious meal (and more wine, of course). O'Hay shows you where the locals dine, whether it's a quick sandwich on the road or an elegant dinner at the Sonoma Mission Inn. In all, about 25 restaurants are reviewed covering all price ranges. And for those wishing to stay overnight, several dozen B&Bs are featured as well, from top-quality inns to more homey, inexpensive places. Also featured are area festivals and events, and a short chapter on San Francisco which includes hotel, restaurant, and sights recommendations.