* 76 wine routes covering the United States and Canada * Over 400 of the best wineries to visit with suggested wines to taste and buy * Easy to follow tours with maps and directions * Also lists local events and sights to visit, wine festivals and advice on dining and lodging Travel guide, wine handbook, holiday planner and armchair companion, North American Wine Routes is an essential book for all lovers of wine. One of the great pleasures of travel is wine, and one of the great pleasures of wine is to drink it where it is grown and made. The opportunity to meet growers, winemakers and winery owners is what draws people to visit wine country but the best wine touring is not just focused on wine - it should be a relaxed affair with wine tasting merely part of a rich mosaic of leisurely drives, sightseeing, admiring the views and unhurried meals or picnics. This beautifully produced book, written by a team of leading writers from the USA and Canada, includes 76 tours divided regionally - Western, Central and Eastern. Many tours are within easy reach of urban centres, so you are sure to find inspiration whether for a simple day out or for a longer vacation. Each tour has been planned to include all the information the wine enthusiast needs. Detailed routes help you make the most of your available time; drive the most scenic routes; taste the most interesting wines; and visit the most beautiful properties.