Napa Valley’s legendary vineyards are notoriously private, which is why the last time a comprehensive map of the region was completed was in 1900. Until now. Vinous founder and number one wine critic in the world, Antonio Galloni has curated maps of each of Napa’s regions, working hand-in-hand with winemakers such as Harlan, Screaming Eagle and each vineyard to give wine lovers a bird’s eye view of California’s extraordinary wine region. Designed by the famed Italian cartographer Allesandro Masnaghetti, the maps are works of art in themselves, perfect for hanging.
Stags’ Leap vineyard is the latest to be added to Vinous’ collection, and more will be arriving well into the New Year. These maps offer unparalleled, first-hand access to the most exclusive, culturally significant and unique vineyards of the Napa Valley. Not only are these gorgeously detailed maps an invaluable resource for wine enthusiasts and collectors, they are the perfect gift for the oenophile. Below you will find more information about the collection, including links to images and pricing.
Vinous Media is proud to present its first ever collection of expertly curated wine maps from the brilliant mind and palate of world renowned critic and Vinous founder, Antonio Galloni. This gorgeous collection guides and informs wine lovers through the mosaic regions of the Napa Valley, the first of its kind solely dedicated to the area.
Built upon Antonio and his team’s extensive knowledge and unrivaled access, these detailed maps reveal the most exclusive and significant vineyards of Northern California. Produced by the celebrated Allesandro Masnaghetti, publisher of the respected Italian wine journal Enogea, these breathtakingly detailed maps offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth look at the Napa Valley. In addition to the never before seen 3D images, the back of each colored map provides information about the styles of wine produced in each area, outlining the altitude, grape varieties, historical context for each vineyard and the owners and makers that shape the region. An invaluable resource for all wine lovers, these maps are beautiful enough to hang on the wall. Just like the wines from the Napa Valley, these maps are a true work of art.
The maps are available at various pricing levels. A folded edition, excellent for use as you tour Napa’s vineyards, is $25. A premium edition, rolled for framing and printed on premium quality paper, is $50. The collector’s edition, a limited run of 100 hand-numbered and signed maps printed on deluxe quality paper and rolled for framing, is $500. All maps can be found online at VinousMedia.com or at select tasting rooms in Napa.
It should be noted that this new collection is not the Vinous team’s first foray into the world of wine mapping. In addition to its original, exclusive content, the Vinous web site features an interactive mapping system that places members right in the middle of the world’s most beloved wine regions. Designed with pins that take the shape of the wineries they represent, the interactive maps, which were developed in tandem with Google Maps, enable readers to click on a winery to activate a pop-up window complete with everything one might want to know about the winery, including location, the types of wine one can find there, a classification based on reviews found on the Vinous site and links to the winery’s web site.
At the intersection of media and technology, Vinous is Antonio Galloni’s vision of a modern-day, independent wine publication. Vinous’s team of renowned critics and writers offers in depth coverage of new releases, retrospectives and verticals of older wines, videos with winemakers, interactive maps, restaurant recommendations and more, all published in a continual, daily stream of articles.
To continue its mission of making the world of wine accessible for all, in December 2015 Vinous launched a groundbreaking app that provides users with access to over 200,000 reviews, tasting notes, scores and articles. Additional features include, filters to allow one to pinpoint price, region and quality of wine sought, an in-depth vintage chart and glossary of wine terms, as well as the ability to scan a wine label with a phone’s camera to pull up scores and tasting notes, that also links directly to a retailer from whom you can buy the wine – all from the app.
About Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni is one of the most trusted wine critics in the world. In 2004, while a graduate student at MIT, Antonio founded Piedmont Report, the first in-depth, English language journal solely focused on Italian wine. Antonio’s success led him to Robert Parker and The Wine Advocate where he became the lead critic and covered the wines of California, Italy, Burgundy and Champagne. In May 2013, Antonio founded Vinous, his vision of a modern-day wine media platform. With the acquisition of Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar in December 2014, Vinous expanded its editorial staff to cover all the top wine regions across the globe. Vinous is now one of the most respected wine publications in the world and has subscribers in over 80 countries.