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Reading Between the Vines: a Wine & Book Pairing Adventure featuring NYT and USA Today bestselling author Cara Black

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT


About the In-Person Event

“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! Introducing our new Reading Between the Vines series to take place at the estate producer Hook & Ladder Winery, 2134 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa, in Sonoma County, California!

With the assistance of Melier, indulge in a leisurely morning filled with a sumptuous wine tasting and book pairing experience, presented under California’s brilliant trademark sunshine. While you sample some of the delectable wines that Hook & Ladder Winery is known for, meet New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cara Black and learn about her most recent novel, Murder at La Villette.

Your Adventure includes a glass of Hook & Ladder sparkling wine specifically selected to pair with Cara’s book, pastries, a signed hardcover copy of Murder at La Villette, 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

Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 20 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, and two World War II-set novels featuring American markswoman Kate Rees. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris—the Paris City Medal, which is awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture—and invitations to be the Guest of Honor at conferences such as the Paris Polar Crime Festival and Left Coast Crime. With more than 400,000 books in print, the Aimée Leduc series has been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew.

Her book, Night Flight to Paris, is the (stand-alone) sequel to Three Hours in Paris, chosen by the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Seattle Times as one of the Best Crime Novels of 2020.

Her new book, Murder at La Villette, sees Aimée Leduc framed for the murder of her daughter’s father, which starts her journey to find the real killer.

To schedule a book club visit with Cara or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:


Event Registration

Free registration via Hook & Ladder is available now. 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.



July 21
11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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Hook & Ladder
2134 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


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2134 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


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TO SHIP: Murder at La Villette hc book (7/21/24)
This option is for a hardcover copy of Murder at La Villette to be shipped. Includes shipping cost within the U.S. Shipping insurance provided at extra cost upon request.
$ 31.95