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Deirdre Heekin

Deirdre Heekin is the author of An Unlikely Vineyard. She is the proprietor and wine director of Osteria Pane e Salute, an acclaimed restaurant and wine bar in Woodstock, Vermont. Heekin and her husband and head chef, Caleb Barber, are the authors of In Late Winter We Ate Pears (Chelsea Green, 2009), and she is also the author of Libation: A Bitter Alchemy (Chelsea Green, 2009) and Pane e Salute (Invisible Cities Press, 2002). Heekin and her husband live on a small farm in Barnard, Vermont, where they grow both the vegetables for their restaurant and natural wines and ciders for their la garagista label.

Photo Credit: Jan Cannon

    Deirdre's Upcoming Events

    • Deirdre Heekin at Dartmouth College
      Dartmouth Hall 105, Hanover NH 03755
      April 21, 2015, 7:00 pm

      On Tuesday, April 21, Deirdre Heekin will read passages from her new book, "An Unlikely Vineyard," at Dartmouth College. Her presentation, titled, “Sustainable Revolutions: The Quest for Real Food and Wine in the 21st Century,” will run from 7:00-8:00 PM, and be followed by a book signing.

    • Deirdre Heekin at Canaan Meetinghouse Readings
      Canaan Street , Canaan NH 03741
      July 16, 2015, 7:30 pm

      On July 16th, Deirdre Heekin will speak at the Canaan Meetinghouse as part of their 2015 Reading Series. The reading will begin at 7:30 PM in Canaan, NH. Books will be available for sale as well as signing after the event.

    Deirdre's Books

    An Unlikely Vineyard

    The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir

    Is it possible to capture landscape in a bottle? To express the essence of placethe geology, geography, climate, and its soilas well as the skill of the winegrower? Thats what Deirdre Heekin and her husband set out to do on their eight-acre hillside farm in Vermont. An Unlikely Vineyard tells the story of their farm and its evolution, from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape that melds with its natural environment. Accompanied throughout by lush photos, this gentle narrative will appeal to anyone who loves food, farms, and living well.


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