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SONOMA COUNTY, CA, August 24, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sonoma County, CA is a wine tasters heaven, whether you are new to wine or an experienced oenophile. Intimate, relaxed, and authentic, it is dotted with hundreds of vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms scattered along major highways and tucked into valleys and hillsides off the beaten track. But tasting rooms are only open select hours, and the casual traveler can waste precious time trying to find the right one to visit.
Enter The Sonoma Wine Compass (TSWC), a unique, easy-to-use guide detailing over 370 Sonoma County wineries, their wines, wine clubs, and tasting rooms. "It can be frustrating," notes author Ken Piel. "There are so many wonderful places to visit in Sonoma County, but the information is scattered all over. We really needed to pull it together in one, compact, organized reference."
To celebrate TSWC's launch, Ken will be appearing at nearly a dozen wineries and tasting rooms throughout the famous Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, from August 29th through Labor Day, September 3rd. He'll be discussing great ways to plan a trip to Sonoma which really zeroes in on your own tastes as well as unique opportunities to explore extraordinary Sonoman, single-appellation vintages.
Visit www.TheSonomaWineCompass.com for book excerpts, links to the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend on-line auction, and the tasting rooms hosting book signings. The Sonoma Wine Compass is available via the website as well as through various outlets in Sonoma County.
1. Author Ken Piel reviews cover proofs of unique new guidebook, The Sonoma Wine Compass, with artistic creators, Lisa Bebee (L) and Angie Gibbs (R).
2. [Cover Art] The Sonoma Wine Compass, a unique new guidebook detailing over 370 Sonoma wineries, their wines, wine clubs, and tasting rooms
The Sonoma Wine Compass is a unique guidebook to over 370 wineries and tasting rooms throughout Sonoma County, providing detailed information about where to find what, wine clubs, tasting room hours and availability, and pricing. It covers 22 widely produced varietals, over a dozen "hidden gems", and uniquely Sonoman wines, produced from grapes grown in single Sonoman appellations.
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