The story of Napa Valley winemaking is the story of its people - their triumphs and failures, their passion and commitment, and their ongoing struggle to produce world-class wines. In Michael Chiarello's stories and profiles, we meet the people who make the wine that gives the Napa Valley its singular reputation. As Chiarello points out, the best wines are more than just grapes, soil, and weather; there is a hint of the winemaker's character in them. By knowing the stories of the winemakers, we can taste the history and effort that has shaped every glass. The book includes vignettes that explain the winemaking process as a series of critical decisions, and the debate over these decisions often continues long after the wine is in the bottle. More than 150 stunning photographs by acclaimed photographer Steven Rothfeld capture the visual splendour of this remarkable place and highlight its cultural and culinary contributions. Chiarello brings an insider's insightful and intimate perspective to the story of this legendary region. He has created the ultimate gift book for everyone who enjoys the pleasures of fine wine.