Vineyard: A Year in the Life of California Wine Country

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Joy Sterling describes the precarious nature of life in the vineyard - concerns about daily variations in weather, maintaining hope through difficult seasons, and the irony in the difficulty of handling a harvest that is larger than expected. Sterling's expressive epigrams of seasons, philosophies, and perspectives of growing wine in California are accompanied by Andy Katz's crystalline photographs of vineyards in sunlight and rain, shadow and fog, abundance and rest. His photos capture the density in the light, ...
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Overview

Joy Sterling describes the precarious nature of life in the vineyard - concerns about daily variations in weather, maintaining hope through difficult seasons, and the irony in the difficulty of handling a harvest that is larger than expected. Sterling's expressive epigrams of seasons, philosophies, and perspectives of growing wine in California are accompanied by Andy Katz's crystalline photographs of vineyards in sunlight and rain, shadow and fog, abundance and rest. His photos capture the density in the light, the texture in the leaves, and the moisture in the air. Anyone who has ever visited California will be charmed by this stunning year-round representation of the vineyards, and those who haven't will be captivated by the sheer beauty and poetry in its vistas.
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Hugh Johnson
Many books have set out to evoke a winegrower's world. I've never met one so graphic as this. Joy Sterling's experience shines through her brilliantly clear, precise, deeply engaged writing. And Andy Katz sets California's stunning vineyard panorama before us in unforgettable images
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  • ISBN-13: 9780684839301
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 10.41 (w) x 8.33 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

California Wine Country 12
The Passion with Perspective 18
The Prayers for Balanced Weather 24
The Sculpting of the Vines 32
The Abundance of the Blooms 42
The Philosophy of Growth 50
Hope Through Adversity 54
The Investment for the Future 66
The Search for Favorable Omens 72
The Beginning of Harvest 80
The Alchemy of the Blend 88
The Preparations for Rest 92
A Note from the Photographer 96
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