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When Caro and Sean find the perfect ten-hectare vineyard in Saussignac, it seems their dreams of becoming wine-makers in the south of France are about to come true. But they arrive in France with their young family (a toddler and a new-born) to be faced with a dilapidated eighteenth-century farmhouse and an enterprise that may never, ever make them a living. Undeterred by mouse infestations, a leaking roof, treacherous hordes of insects, visits from the local farm ‘police’ and a nasty accident with an agricultural trimmer, Caro and Sean set about transforming their ‘beyond eccentric’ winery into a successful business as they embark on the biggest adventure of their lives – learning to make wine from the roots up.

©2012 Caro Feely (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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Makes you think twice

I have been thinking about moving abroad to do the same thing so it was fascinating to hear the trials and tribulations of a family who had actually gone and done it. It definitely made me think twice about it and at the same time made an entertaining listen. Recommend it!

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Corked, homeopathic, religious nonsense.

Started ok but as soon as we heard the god nonsense it started to irk - ‘god smiling on us’ - same old rubbish. However, we persevered as not everyone is able to discern fact from fiction. But no, then she starts waffling on about bio-dynamics - myth, wacky, magic, astrological, homeopathic tosh invented by a German called Rudolf Steiner, the man behind a “philosophy” known as anthroposophy; deeply racist, anti-science (including anti-vaccine) and steeped in further nonsensical beliefs, upon which sits the global chain of Waldorf-Steiner Schools. So we stopped listening as it was just too irritating. Recommend The Little Vineyard in Provence instead.

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Courageous and informative

This book is an inspirational account of how a young couple have managed to live their dream. Truth makes it a compelling read. I would like to visit their winery and this beautiful region of France.