Paper 172 pages 5 x 8 inches 20 color photographs, 3 maps ISBN: 9780977795574
A guide to the burgeoning wine business on the northern plains
“Along the Grapevine Trail is well-written, easy to read, and chock full of must-have information.”—Jeff Cox, author of From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine
"Along the Grapevine Trail is a wonderful addition to any wine-lover's library."—Ben Franklin Awards Judge
South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska may not spring to mind when people think of wine, but all three states have thriving grape-growing and wine-making businesses and a burgeoning reputation among wine connoisseurs. In Along the Grapevine Trail, Starley Talbott introduces readers to many vineyards and wineries, from award-winning, large-scale vintners to family-oriented growers. Information about growing techniques, harvesting, crushing, fermenting, and bottling fill the pages and provide an excellent resource for visitors. Follow the suggested route and visit one or all. Enthusiastic growers and wonderful wines await you at each stop.
"This is an aesthetically pleasing book. It's a nice little guidebook, made on good quality paper with beautiful glossy photos that showcase the surprisingly numerous vineyards and farm wineries in the northern plains. With maps and good descriptions, it profiles the many small wineries that one can visit on trips through South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska, giving the reader a taste of the history and the personality of the current owners. It is a fun armchair travel experience, as well as an indispensable tool to take along on that next vacation!"—www.LibraryThing.com
"This is an attractive little book—one that tourists and regional wine lovers will enjoy."—Ben Franklin Awards Judge
"The author has a sharp journalistic style making this book a fun read, or handy to have in the car as you explore the region and its Grapevine Trail on your own."—Roundup Magazine
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A short article about Along the Grapevine Trail appeared in a recent edition of the Platte County Record Times.