Rock and Vine reveals the lives and innovations of next generation changemakers in California’s wine country.

In the 70s and 80s, winemaking started to become a legitimate profession in California. Winemakers, particularly in Northern California, showed the might of Napa and Sonoma wines, made from its rocky and diverse soils. In the 90s, American wine became more extravagent and winemakers became icons. Now, the children and grandchildren of those early winemakers have matured and are crafting their own convivial brands with less pomp and better circumstances.

Through eleven unforgettable stories, author Chelsea Prince and photographer Mary Steinbacher introduce talented wine industry trailblazers who are primed to perpetuate and evolve the legacy of Napa and Sonoma.

Four Q&A pages provide insights from respected industry professionals:
Dennis Kelly of The French Laundry
Paul Roberts of Bond Estates
Philip James of Lot18
Shannon Staglin of Staglin Family Vineyards

Those included:
Joe Wagner of Wagner Family Made Wine (Belle Glos, Meiomi, Caymus)
Angelina Mondavi of Dark Matter
August Sebastiani of The Other Guys
Jordan Kivelstadt of Free Flow Wines
Morgan Peterson-Twain of Bedrock Wine Co.
Nicole Marchesi of Far Niente
Jason Exposto of Futo
Dalia Ceja of Ceja Vineyards
Ben Flajnik, Danny Fay and Mike Benziger of Envolve Winery
Christina Turley of Turley Wine Cellars
Tony Leonardini of BNA Wine Group

Consulting Editor:
Christy Canterbury, MW


The story of Napa Valley, going back to the mid-1800s, has been of one generation after another bringing new ideas, new enthusiasm and new approaches to our vineyards and wineries. Rock and Vine offers an exciting, intriguing snapshot of those who may redefine the Valley all over again. — Doug Shafer, President of Shafer Vineyards

Chelsea Prince understands that wine is a people business and a story business, so what could be better than a book of stories about the people of California wine? — Mike Veseth, Author of Wine Wars

“Rock and Vine does an excellent job of bringing their dynamic personalities and passion for a new style of winemaking to life, through both thoughtful words and eye-popping photography. Many California wineries pride themselves in being family owned. Once you meet these multi-generational winemakers you will understand why family is so important the winemaking legacy.”– Bacchus and Beery Wine Blog

“… a beautiful coffee table tome from Chelsea Print and Publishing about the new generation of Napa vintners – a generation that has learned from its parents and friends and is infusing tradition with innovation.”– Mama’s Wine Rack

“Breathtaking photography…I was struck by the diversity of the group and the wide range of backgrounds and talents.” — Pursuing Pinot