By Lorianne S. Riley
I found this book while staying at the Lodge “Chateau Haut Garrigue” in Saussignac, Bordeaux France at the Feely’s Winery. The book was written by Caro Feely, the Co-Operator, Winemaker and Educator at the Lodge and Estate. Caro and her husband are South African and speak English as there first language. They learned French wine making and the French culture hands on within the seven years of owning their winery. The book has an interesting perspective about what it takes to own and operate a winery in France as an outsider. It speaks of all of the trials and tribulations they had to go through as well the bureaucracy and the red tape that France puts on small farms. If you are self employed or are thinking of being self employed, this book is a must read! I could not put it down. It is a book about triumph, survival, kindness and what it takes to make a business prosper. I was truly inspired.