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By Doug Shafer,Andy Demsky

ISBN-10: 0520272366

ISBN-13: 9780520272361

on the age of forty seven, while he a winning publishing government and dwelling along with his spouse and 4 youngsters in an prosperous Chicago suburb, John Shafer made the shock assertion that he had bought a winery within the Napa Valley. In 1973, he moved his relations to California and, with out wisdom of winemaking, started the adventure that might lead him, thirty years later, to possess and function what special wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. known as "one of the world’s maximum wineries." This ebook, narrated by way of Shafer’s son Doug, is a private account of the way his father grew to become his midlife dream right into a striking good fortune story.

Set opposed to the backdrop of Napa Valley’s transformation from a rural backwater within the Seventies via its emergence this present day as one of many best wine areas on this planet, the booklet starts with the winery’s shaky commence and takes the reader during the father and son’s ongoing battles opposed to killer insects, cellar failures, neighborhood politics, altering customer tastes, and the volatility of nature itself. Doug Shafer tells the tale of his personal schooling, in addition to Shafer Vineyards’ cutting edge efforts to be environmentally sustainable, its position in spearheading the designation of a Stags bounce American Viticultural region, and the way the wine has replaced within the modern period of custom-crushing and hobbyist vineyard investors.

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