In this hilarious memoir, a New York artist couple transforms an abandoned thirteenth-century friary and its lands into an enchanting home and world-acclaimed wine estate of Brunello di Montalcino. Along the way, they chase a runaway tractor, make olive oil, hunt porcini, and in their woods discover an Etruscan city and a canyon with waterfalls. Learning the secrets of winemaking from their world-famous neighbor Angelo Gaja, the Máté's wines receive international critical acclaim for their "distinctive, unforgettable flavors." Brimming with mouth-watering meals and memorable characters, this is a wildly entertaining tale of two daring people in the most romantic place on earth. Book jacket.
A Vineyard in Tuscany
A Wine-Lover's Dream Come True