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Saving Our Skins
Saving Our Skins

Saving Our Skins

Building a Vineyard Dream in France

The Caro Feely Wine Collection


320 Pages, 5 x 7.5

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: September 2015

ISBN 9781849536097

Rights: US & CA

Summersdale Publishers Ltd. (Sep 2015)

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The touching story of one couple's decision to start a vineyard in France, where they fear nothing more than the destruction of a sudden cold snapFrost can be fatal to a fledgling wine business. . . it's a gorgeous glitter with a high price tag. On a winter's day it is beautiful, but on a spring day after bud burst it spells devastation. For Sean and Caro Feely, a couple whose love affair with wine and France has taken them through financial and physical struggle to create their organic vineyard, it could spell the end. Until they receive an unexpected call that could save their skins. . . This book is about life, love, and taking risks, while transforming a piece of land into a flourishing vineyard and making a new life in France.


"A must-read for anyone interested in wines and France."  —Living France magazine

"So impassioned that it could inspire you to drop all security, move to the backwaters of France, and bet your life, all for the love of making wine."  —Alice Feiring, author, Naked Wine

"earnest and winning [...] This is life, and viniculture, on a human scale, as sincere and passionate as we wish the world of winemaking always were" --Eric Asimov, wine critic, for The New York Times Book Review (print: 12/6/2015; online: 12/3/2016). 

Author Biography

Caro Feely worked as a project manager and IT strategy consultant, and now runs a successful organic wine estate with wine school and gîte rental business.