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Reading Between the Vines: a Wine & Book Pairing Adventure featuring USA Today bestseller Eliza Knight

November 17 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

About the In-Person, Adventure

“Language is wine upon the lips” – Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf made the connection between language and wine, so we wanted to take a page from her and create an entire Adventures by the Book series devoted to the pairing of wine and books. Voila! Join us for our next event in the Reading Between the Vines series, which will take place once again at the estate producer Hook & Ladder Winery, 2134 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa, in Sonoma County, California, as part of their exciting new Book & Ladder Club!

With the assistance of Melier, we invite you to indulge in a bubbles tasting and book pairing experience, presented under California’s brilliant trademark sunshine. While you sample a delectable glass of Hook & Ladder Winery bubbles and light pastries, meet USA Today bestselling author Eliza Knight and learn about her latest historical fiction novel, The Queen’s Companion: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth II and Her Beloved Corgi, Susan.

Your Adventure includes a glass of Hook & Ladder bubbles specifically selected to pair with Eliza’s novel, a signed paperback copy of The Queen’s Companion, fresh pastries, author presentation, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author in a relaxed and intimate setting at the beautiful Hook & Ladder Winery property.

About the Author

Eliza Knight is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author. Her love of history began as a young girl when she traipsed the halls of Versailles and ran through the fields in Southern France. She can still remember standing before the great golden palace, and imagining what life must have been like. She is the creator of the popular historical blog, History Undressed and a co-host on the History, Books and Wine podcast.

Her latest novel, The Queen’s Companion: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth II and Her Beloved Corgi, Susan, is an endearing and vivid story told from the unique multi-narrative viewpoints of a young Queen Elizabeth, Hanna Penwyck, the fictionalized Keeper of the Queen’s dogs, and Susan, the Queen’s Corgi, whose love and loyalty were boundless.

Event Registration

Free registration is available via Hook & Ladder Winery. Books and wine will be available for sale and signing at the event. Only books purchased at the event are eligible for signing.

About Hook & Ladder Winery

Hook & Ladder is an “estate” producer, specializing in small bottlings of Pinot Noir, “Old Vine” Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blends sourced from the family’s sustainably-farmed vineyards in Russian River Valley and its sub-appellation, Chalk Hill. The winery also produces and sells estate-grown Olive Oil from trees grown at their Los Amigos Ranch.

About Melier

Luxury tastes shouldn’t be confined to luxury resorts. Book a Melier experience and enjoy private wine & culinary experiences from your home, office, or vacation rental. And when you book with Melier, you’re directly supporting the tastemakers who are bringing their creations to life.


November 17
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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