Wine Country Women
of Napa Valley


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.

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.

SKU: 978-1944903183 Category:

Author's Bio

Michelle Mandro, founder and president of Wine Country Women, LLC, has worked in the wine industry for a decade, beginning as the executive director of the American Institute of Wine & Food, a national association started by Robert Mondavi and Julia Childs. She has also worked for numerous wineries in addition to her work with two Fortune 500 companies, as well as a career in television news at the CBS and NBC affiliates in Louisville, KY.

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.

Additional information

Dimensions 11 × 11 in
Created by

Michelle Mandro

Foreword By

Amanda Harlan

Photographs By

Dona Kopol Bonick

Number of Pages


Published On

October 31, 2017


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