Caro Feely | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe
Caro Feely is passionate about wine and organic farming as her four books inspired by a decade of adventures as a wine teacher and farmer / winemaker demonstrate. Caro and her husband Sean and young family, moved from South Dublin a decade ago, and purchased a vineyard in Saussignac, in South-West France.
Grape Expectations charts the Feelys move from being city professionals in Ireland to winegrowers in France with two children under three. It includes laughter, tears, a good dose of reality and inspiration for anyone with a crazy idea to change their life.
Caro's second book Saving our Skins is a family and an ecological story. Over the next four years Caro and partner Sean built the failing vineyard into an iconic organic and biodynamic vineyard in the area. Their wines won awards and their visits and wine school won the prestigious 'Best of Wine Tourism' Gold award for ecological tourism in the Bordeaux region.
The third book in the series Glass Half Full follows the ups and downs of their vineyard life and their adventure into natural wine-making. Caro's fourth book: Wine, the Essential Guide to Wine tasting, history and more is a hard cover guide packed with information and entertaining anecdotes about wine.
Through writing and sharing her experience of city professional turned farmer Caro spreads the word about living lightly on the earth. “Each small gesture may not seem a lot but it makes a difference: from avoiding unnecessary packaging to demanding organic food and wine from local shops and restaurants. We make change happen with our actions and word”
Years at Litfest: 2017
Type: regular


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