WINNER Photography Travel: Guides & Essays 2023 Best Book Awards
Exploring Wine Regions – California Central Coast is the third book in the award-winning series, now exploring lesser-known areas of California’s wine regions. Beyond the familiar Napa and Sonoma, the Central Coast Wine Regions are producing top-level, high-quality wines, and the tourism is extraordinary. This book takes you on a journey to discover these amazing wines; combining wine education, insiders travel guide and spectacular photography. Higgins again dazzles his audience with another informative and beautiful book.
Tourism along the central coast of California is unmatched. The beaches, mountains and valleys are ever so enchanting. The wineries are engaging, have lots of tourism activities available, and are especially inviting and friendly, unlike other wine regions. It’s not uncommon to find the vintner or winemaker at the tasting room wanting to share their stories and their love of wine with you. Both connoisseurs and novices turn to this book series for insider information and inspiration. It is a must-have book for expanding your knowledge of California and its wines.
With 436 full-color pages and over 800 photographic images, this third edition explores California’s Central Coast regions of Monterey County, San Luis Obispo County (including Paso Robles) and Santa Barbara County. With breathtaking photography and personal commentary, readers are mesmerized by the world of wine, food and travel. Extensive resources are provided for wine lovers who want to know where to go, what to look for, and how to discover their favorite wines by understanding the terroir.
This brand new hardcover coffee table book is a compilation of some of my favorite shots of the last 15 years from all over the state, and is beautifully complimented with poetry and stories from award winning writer Shann Ray.
Transparent in the Backlight is a collaboration between the poems of Shann Ray and the panoramic photography of internationally renowned photographer Craig W. Hergert. Ray first encountered the art of Hergert when Ray’s wife gave him a gift collection of Hergert’s work. Since that time, over the span of 15 years, Ray’s life as a poet, short story writer, and novelist has often been accompanied by Craig’s images of Montana. In referring to Hergert’s work, Ray said: “He is an artist of uncommon acumen, his eye attuned to visions of great magnitude alongside the specific substrata of both the human and the wild, flora, fauna, land and sky, the face of a wildflower or the neck of a swan, captured and given to those of us graced to witness Craig Hergert’s craft.