Top wine critic Monty Waldin decided to put his money where his opinionated mouth is by moving to rural France in order to make wine biodynamically, an organic and holistic farming process that raises some eyebrows in the wine world. Having renovated an old cabin on his vineyard so he may baby-sit his vines 24/7, his only company is a donkey and--occasionally--his high maintenance girlfriend. This is the honest account of Monty’s foray into the vineyards of the French Pyrenees and his subsequent failures and successes. It is also an up-close and insightful look at the state of wine-making today.
Monty Waldin is a wine critic and an expert on organic wines and biodynamic winemaking. He is the author of several books, including Bordeaux, Organic Wine Guide, and Tuscany.