California's Wine Institute, an advocacy group representing more than 1,000 of the state's wineries, has produced two giveaways, a video and a brochure, both entitled "Discover California Wines." They're both beautifully done (the video will make you want to hop into your car right away and go touring wine regions).
- The 54-page Discover California Wines brochure covers all the state's major wine regions and highlights several varietals. It also discusses sustainability, regional cuisine, wine/food pairing, and includes statistics, a map, and a list of appellations. The photographs are simply gorgeous. You can download a free copy.
- The 3-minute video, below, covers some of the same territory, but brings it vibrantly to life.
The Wine Seeker's Guide to Livermore Valley
The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino
Compass American Guides: California Wine Country, 6th Edition