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Grape Expectations

Author Caro Feely

on Tour

October 21-25,  2013

with her memoir

Grape Expectations

 Release date: October 2013, 288 pages,
by Summersdale



Filled with vivid descriptions of delicious wines, great food, and stunning views, this is a unique insight into the world of the winemaker, and a story of passion, dedication, and love.

When Caro and Sean find the perfect 10-hectare vineyard in Saussignac, it seems like their dreams of becoming winemakers in the south of France are about to come true. But they arrive in France with their young family (a toddler and a newborn) to be faced with a dilapidated 18th-century farmhouse and an enterprise that may never, ever make them a living. Undeterred by mouse infestations, a leaking roof, treacherous hordes of insects, visits from the local farm “police,” and a nasty accident with an agricultural trimmer, Caro and Sean set about transforming their “beyond eccentric” winery into a successful business as they embark on the biggest adventure of their lives—learning to make wine from the roots up.  [provided by the publisher]

NB: the book was received with success in the UK in 2012, it is now being published in the US.



“Apart from smoking on the fire escape at school – don’t tell my parents – I was a co-founder of the first magazine published by students which covered chocolate obsessions, and the funny, eccentric and bizarre things that happen at girls only boarding schools.

After university I wrote intermittent articles for newspapers and magazines related to my career in IT consulting. I started writing books in earnest Dublin in 2003 while on maternity leave but it took a gift of Maeve Binchy’s ‘writers club’ from my husband Sean to get my first published book Grape Expectations into good enough shape to attract a publisher – Summersdale – to whom I am eternally grateful for lifting me from the slush pile.” [from the author’s website]

Seán & Caro Feely
Terroir Feely & French Wine Adventures
EARL Chateau Haut Garrigue, LD Garrigue Basse, 24240 Saussignac, France

Certified organic biodynamic wines: |
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Books: ‘Grape Expectations’ at
Twitter: @carofeely |


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Tuesday, Oct 22
Review + Giveaway at Breadcrumb Reads
Review at Words And Peace
Wednesday, Oct 23
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at Boxes of Paper
Thursday, Oct 24
Review at The Most Happy Reader
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Friday, Oct 25
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