The Vineyard: A Memoir

In 1973, against the advice of experts and the experience of history, Louisa Hargrave and her husband, Alex, bought a run down 1680 vintage potato farm on Long Island s North Fork and planted ten thousand European wine grapes Having begun her grape growing adventure with the arrogance of youth and the assumption that she and her husband could figure it all out themselvesIn 1973, against the advice of experts and the experience of history, Louisa Hargrave and her husband, Alex, bought a run down 1680 vintage potato farm on Long Island s North Fork and planted ten thousand European wine grapes Having begun her grape growing adventure with the arrogance of youth and the assumption that she and her husband could figure it all out themselves, she was both humbled and transformed by the land, by her children, and by the generosity of those who helped along the way At once wry and heartwarming, this is an odyssey as much about spirit and the connection to place as it is about the simple pleasures of a new wine.
The Vineyard A Memoir In against the advice of experts and the experience of history Louisa Hargrave and her husband Alex bought a run down vintage potato farm on Long Island s North Fork and planted ten thou

  • Title: The Vineyard: A Memoir
  • Author: Louisa Hargrave
  • ISBN: 9780142004319
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Vineyard: A Memoir”

    1. This story is near and dear to my heart because it's the memoir of one of the very first local winemakers on Long Island where I grew up. Several years ago, Hargrave Vineyard was sold to the Borghese family from Italy, and I always wondered why they sold and what their story was. I'm so glad I read this book. Louisa writes about how she and Alex met, their family life, and the roundabout way they came to be the first vintners on the East End of Long Island. Parts of the story are very scientific [...]

    2. Liked: the day to day operations of a vineyard and all the details, the dealings with the community etc.Meh: author's account fairly dry,lacked emotion and ended abruptly - but if you don't mind a straightforward "this is how it was" telling, worth a read

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