Fireside Chat: Author Frances Dinkelspiel
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | OWNERS LOUNGE
Please join us in welcoming celebrated author Francis Dinkielspiel for a fireside chat and reading from her New York Times best-selling book “Tangled Vines.”
The history of the California wine trade, dating back to the 19th Century, is a story of vineyards with dark and bloody pasts, tales of rich men, strangling monopolies, the brutal enslavement of vineyard workers, and murder. Five of the wine trade murders were associated with Isaias Hellman’s vineyard in Rancho Cucamonga, beginning with the killing of John Rains, who owned the land at the time. He was shot several times, dragged from a wagon, and left off the main road for the coyotes to feed on. In her new book, Frances Dinkelspiel looks beneath the casually elegant veneer of California’s wine regions to find the obsession, greed, and violence lying in wait. Few people sipping a fine California Cabernet can even guess at the Tangled Vines where its life began.
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