Besides sipping it, one of the things I love most about wine is getting to know the people who devote their lives to transforming grapes from a humble fruit into an enticing elixir. Rock and Vine: Next Generation Changemakers in American Wine Country is a fantastic new book that showcases young Napa and Sonoma winemakers that are the descendants of some of the region's most iconic wine pioneers. Their wine roots are strong but this next generation is rocking the grapevines and forging their own path.
Flipping through the pages of Rock and Vine, I was swept away by the stories and gorgeous photos of winemakers like Dalia Ceja of Ceja Vineyards - the first Mexican owned winery in Napa. And, I had no idea that Envolve Winery was founded by Ben Flajniik of The Bachelor and his friends Mike Benziger (yes, of THE winemaking Benzigers) and Danny Fay.
Dalia Ceja of Ceja Vineyards is one of the changemakers featured in Rock and Vine.
Written and published by Chelsea Prince (Chelsea Print and Publishing), Rock and Vine showcases the photography of Mary Steinbacher and includes an introduction from Master of Wine Christy Canterbury. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of each book will benefit Wine to Water - a non-profit organization committed to providing clean water to people around the world.
So, take time out to savor a great glass of wine from a next generation California winemaker while learning more about these trailblazers with a copy of Rock and Vine.
Click here to learn more and to order your copy of Rock and Vine ($28.95).