"Seasons Among the Vines
interweaves the practicalities of farming and making wine with the changes of the seasons and life. Paula Moulton's charming anecdotes of her personal experiences unfold into vital details for growing grapes. Moulton ultimately gives the reader a story about life - and the emotional and spiritual development associated with farming and making wine."
- Rob Loutherback, The Wine Club
"Everything the urban and suburban backyard vinegrower needs to know to design and grow a small vineyard and make a bottle of wine. Seasons Among the Vines
comes complete with war stories and inspiration."
- Mike Benziger, Benziger Family Winery
"Paula Moulton's fresh approach and passion for the vineyard, combined with her extensive knowledge, make for humorous experiences that arise from practical application. Seasons Among the Vines
is a wonderful reference to the natural progression of the seasons from the vineyard to the bottle."
- Joan Coleman Little, granddaughter of Julio Gallo and owner of Little Vineyards Family Winery
From the Inside Flap
Seasons Among the Vines invites the reader to experience the California wine country through the eyes of a city girl turned country. Paula Moultons story is one of wonder and enchantment, unpreparedness and hard lessons. Ten years into her metamorphosis, she hasnt looked back (well, maybe a glance), as shes survived the ups and downs associated with producing wine grapes for some of California wine countrys best-known wineries, including Glen Ellen and Ravenswood. This fun-loving tale is both adventurous and informative; interspersed throughout are solutions for weekend gardeners and wine-loving suburbanites who will find that making wine at home is not only possible, its all right here! Tips and instructions correlate to each season, encouraging the reader to consider the prospect of bringing self-made bottles of wine to future dinner parties. For the casual weekend gardener who has looked to vines with a mix of wonder and trepidation or for the city-stress! ed who fantasize about escaping to the country, Moulton lays out all the stops of country living. From animal escapades, to unforeseen disasters, to trial and error with the vines, events both charming and rueful make for a very bona fide picture of what it means to follow a dream.