“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” Galileo Galilei
So much of the joy of travel is eating and drinking and I certainly love to try local wines when I visit new places!
In this interview, Caro Feely talks about why she and her husband gave up successful careers to take on a rundown vineyard in a new country, the struggles they went through to build up the business — even down to their blood shed on the land itself. There are a surprising number of ways to die in a vineyard! We also talk about the importance of terroir — the unique taste of a place due to environmental factors — and the different wines they produce at Chateau Feely.
Caro Feely is a certified wine educator writing part-time from the organic biodynamic vineyard and wine school in Saussignac, France that she owns and runs with her husband, Sean. Part Irish, part South African, and now part French, she is passionate about wine and life. Her books include memoir About the Vineyard Life, and a nonfiction book, Wine: The Essential Guide to Tasting History, Culture, and More.
- Giving up the corporate life for a tumbledown French vineyard
- The challenges of starting a vineyard
- The surprising ways to die amongst the vines
- Terroir and the importance of the land
- The different wines of Chateau Feely
- Recommended books about vineyards
You can find Caro Feely at ChateauFeely.com