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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Summersdale (4 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849532575
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849532570
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Caro Feely is a certified wine educator that writes part time from the organic vineyard and wine school in 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. Caro grew up on a sugar cane farm and spent fifteen years working as a business and IT consultant with multinationals like IBM and Accenture before following her dream to make wine in France.

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'In this beautifully written tale of passion, caution, guts, Caro Feely takes us on her heartfelt journey as she and her husband breathe life into an old Bergerac winery, while she and her husband Sean resuscitate their own.' (Alice Feiring, Author of Naked Wine: Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally )

'A must read for anyone who's dreamed of owning their own vineyard, at times gritty, at times joyful, Grape Expectations is an inspiring story of how one couple changed their lives.' --Jamie Ivey, Author of Ten Trees and a Truffle Dog

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By SuzieB on 5 Jun 2012
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This book is a super insight into what it takes to make a good bottle of wine. It is essential reading for anyone who likes wine. Easy to read and entertaining it makes one appreciate all the hard work that goes into making a glass of red or white. It has me convinced never to buy a bottle of non-organic wine again. If you ever had a dream of buying a property in France with vines to make your own wine - read this book before you commit yourself!

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Set Cumbria on 13 Aug 2012
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First read about this book in the Mail.Enjoyed the article so bought the book,I was sorry when I reached the end and hope there is going to be a sequel.What an amazing family,most would have given up,pleased the Feelys carried on. Have just ordered some wine and would love to visit.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mike on 21 Dec 2012
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Increasingly annoyed as it became more of an advert than a story. If I want to buy the author's wine, I will do so based on taste and expert reviews. I do object for paying for a plea for financial support. Pity as there is the bones of a good tale here.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ted Roberts on 16 July 2012
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I really enjoyed the book . I felt like I was part of the journey that the Feely family took , sharing in the triumps and the diasters and being angry at the social services organisation inspecter for placing blocks in the way forward . Feeling really good when things took an upward turn . There has got to be a sequal PLEASE .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julie Surycz on 10 July 2012
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I highly recommend this book. It was well-written and made me lose track of time, which is the sign of a good book. As a fellow South African and wine-lover, I enjoyed reading about the Feely's adventures in France. I am inspired by their passion and their guts to follow their dreams. Even though Sean and Caro have gone through great stress, financial anxiety etc, I get the impression they are really living life to the full which is an example to risk-averse, fearful people like me!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barry P. on 17 Nov 2014
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I very much enjoyed Grape Expectations. I found Caro's writing style lucid and free flowing. It gave me an insight into the difficulty of, and hard work needed, to take on a vineyard and old house in France along with the need to develop language skills and learn how to deal with the local bureaucracy. With a bottomless pocket it would have been just hard work and not too stressful but with limited resources it must have been a nightmare. Caro is to be congratulated on developing "sidelines" to help stabilise their venture. I would like to sample the products of all their hard work but it is not likely to make its way "downunder". I look forward now to reading her second book "Saving Our Skins" which I understand was published earlier this year (2014).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. JES on 8 May 2013
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New life in France - so many on the market - Perhaps they should never have invested in this Vineyard in the first place it looked pretty doomed from the first page but managed to finish the book and wish them well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Snue on 11 Aug 2012
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this heartfelt tale of a brave family who followed their dream to become organic viticulteurs and who overcame difficulties with incomprehensible bureaucracy, a lifestyle change and a steep learning curve coping with a dilapidated building, overgrown terrain and savage machinery-and all while not speaking much French initially.
Visit Haut Garrigue if you live nearby [or even if you make a special journey] and toast the Feely's success in some lovely wine. A well-written book for lovers of France and lovers of good wine that inspired me to visit them.
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