A vineyard in Napa /
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A vineyard in Napa /

At the age of 47, when he a successful publishing executive and living with his wife and four children in an affluent Chicago suburb, John Shafer made the surprise announcement that he had purchased a vineyard in the Napa Valley. In 1973, he moved his family to California and, with no knowledge of w...

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Main Author: Shafer, Doug.
Other Authors: Demsky, Andrew, 1965-
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012.
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Access:Online version
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Summary:At the age of 47, when he a successful publishing executive and living with his wife and four children in an affluent Chicago suburb, John Shafer made the surprise announcement that he had purchased a vineyard in the Napa Valley. In 1973, he moved his family to California and, with no knowledge of winemaking, began the journey that would lead him, thirty years later, to own and operate what distinguished wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. called "one of the world's greatest wineries." This book, narrated by Shafer's son Doug, is a personal account of how his father turned his midlife dream into.
Item Description:Includes index.
Physical Description:1 online resource (264 pages) : illustrations
ISBN:9780520954120
0520954122
Access:JSTOR Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.