"Wherever wine grapes are grown, it is beautiful." —Margrit Mondavi
Petaluma, California (PRWEB) October 04, 2017
WINE COUNTRY WOMEN OF NAPA VALLEY
Created by Michelle Mandro
Foreword by Amanda Harlan
Photographs by Dona Kopol Bonick
California’s picturesque Napa Valley is known for its undulating vineyards, historic wineries nestled among the trees, and quaint towns that dot the countryside. It is also home to many amazing women who have made names for themselves with wineries and boutique businesses throughout the area. Wine Country Women of Napa Valley celebrates 65 of these leading ladies, shining a light on the entrepreneurial spirits, winemaking expertise, culinary skills, and artistic abilities of the women who make this valley unique.
This sumptuous gallery is also a guide to entertaining, offering a collection of treasured family recipes—ranging from appetizers to soups, salads, entrées, and desserts—along with recommendations for companion wines and spirits. The book also features compelling, exploratory, and expressive portraits of each contributor, photographed by Dona Kopol Bonick, who is considered to be Napa Valley’s elite portraitist.
Learn about the women whose families helped put Napa Valley on the map, and discover others who run notable businesses such as E. & J. Gallo Winery, PlumpJack Group, and Boudin Bakery. This is a tale of passion, vision, and the incredible community of dynamic women whose collective spirit makes up Napa Valley.
Wine Country Women of Napa Valley
Publisher: Cameron + Company
Format: Hardcover, 324 pages, 11 x 11
Publication Date: October 24, 2017
Michelle Mandro, founder and president of Wine Country Women, LLC, has worked in the wine industry for nearly a decade, beginning as the executive director of the American Institute of Wine & Food, a national association started by Robert Mondavi and Julia Child. She has also worked for numerous wineries in addition to her work with two Fortune 500 companies and in the television news at the CBS and NBC affiliates in Louisville, Kentucky, where the majority of her time was spent in front of the camera. Mandro splits her time between California and Kentucky.
Amanda Harlan, a long-time equestrian, joined the U.S. Junior Olympic dressage team, earning silver and gold medals. After working for Wally’s Wine & Spirits as well as LVMH, she joined the family business in 2014 and is now managing client relations for her brother Will Harlan’s wine project, the Mascot.
Cameron + Company is a boutique publishing house, creating and distributing quality books and calendars with a focus on photography, art, food + wine, children’s and publications of regional interest. Visit us at http://www.cameronbooks.com