The Winemaker's Dance: Exploring Terroir in the Napa Valley
By Jonathan Swinchatt
University of California Press, 2004
"This beautifully written and illustrated account of Napa's landforms, their history, and their relation to winemaking blends real science with a very special culture. Wine enthusiasts will have a whole new set of conditions to ponder, and some new things about the land to learn."
- Donald Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief, Science

"The Winemaker's Dance reveals the complexity of what lies beneath the familiar landscape of the Napa Valley. It is a revelation for both the enophile and the neophyte wine drinker. It is a useful and insightful addition to the library of anyone who cares about California wine."
- David Graves, co-founder, Saintsbury Winery

"A page-turner on wine and geology? Here it is. Engaging, lucid, substantive, with colorful characters, brand-new theories and the momentum of a detective story - The Winemaker's Dance is hard to put down. Anyone who has ever suspected that there's more to a glass of wine than mere grape juice will want to accompany Swinchatt and Howell on a fascinating trip to the heart of Napa Valley terroir."
- Rod Smith, wine writer for the Los Angeles Times and Wine & Spirits magazine