Jeff Cox does what so few writers can do; he makes viticulture so interesting that you won't want to put this book down. That's saying a lot!
The whole book is a masterful handbook for the home or small commercial grower. From selecting the vines and a growing site to planting, growing, pruning, and harvesting to making wine, Cox literally packs the pages with useful information, tables and how-to illustrations. Even his appendix on grapes pests and their control is written as a trouble-shooting guide based on symptoms rather than cause. This is both refreshing and useful.
If you can only buy one book on the subject, this is the one to buy.