‘Hand harvesting was a different process to machine harvesting. It was convivial and slow. We started at dawn and slowly proceeded across the vineyards. It was better for us and for the grapes, the human scale and pace of it more peaceful and joyful. ‘
But this rose-tinted glimpse of life is only part of the story – with it come long hours, uncertainty and their associated stress. For Seán and Caro Feely, the rollercoaster ride of managing a growing business is as challenging as making natural wine in harmony with the environment. Will the previous six years of hard work that created a flourishing organic vineyard in France prove worthwhile? Join Caro on her search for balance in life and wine. Does yoga hold the secret? And will she make it through this growth phase with marriage, farm and sanity intact?
Caro’s Feelys book Glass Half Full, the third book about life on an organic vineyard in South West France will be published by Summersdale 13 April 2017. You can purchase online at Amazon UK. Caro’s previous books about this adventure are Grape Expectations and Saving our Skins.
‘A brave and compelling tale about a gnarly life in the vines and the choices we frail humans make in our emotional journeys.’
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