A Vineyard in Tuscany by Ferenc Máté
A Wine Lover's Dream

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"A sun-drenched memoir with a fairy-tale ending."—Kirkus Reviews

In this laugh-out-loud tale, two adventurers discover that rare combination: joy and success. Candace, a painter, and Ferenc, a writer, begin a new life near the hill town of Montalcino. They restore a thirteenth-century friary, plant fifteen acres of vines, build a winery, tame a runaway tractor, excavate an Etruscan village, and battle volcanic fermenting vats, while learning from famous vintner neighbor Angelo Gaja the secrets of growing the best grapes and making superb, award-winning wine. This extraordinary tale will enrich the lives of travelers and wine lovers alike. A New York Times Book Review 2007 Notable Travel Book.

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Ferenc Máté is the author of 15 books translated into 12 languages, including New York Times Notable Book A Vineyard in Tuscany and the Dugger/Nello historical sea adventure fiction series. He lives in a 13-century friary with his family tending vines and olives in Tuscany. Visit www.ferencmate.com
Published November 17, 2008 by Albatross. 282 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Travel, Cooking, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Hungarian-born, Canadian-raised Máté and his family—Candace, his artist-wife, and their young son—were happily ensconced in La Marinaia, a quaint house in the Montepulciano region of Italy, when Máté confessed his plan to try his hand at making wine.

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For anyone who has visited the beautiful province described in his glorious prose and partaken of the wines produced in its vineyards, this book is to be savored and enjoyed, just like a fine Chianti or other exquisite wine of the region.

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