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The Women of Chateau Lafayette: a Reading Between the Vines virtual Adventure with NYT bestselling author Stephanie Dray & wine presentation by Chateau Lafayette Reneau
March 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PSTFree – $21.00
About the Event
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new series, Reading Between the Vines, offering fun pairings of books and wines. And we couldn’t be more pleased than to launch with New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray to celebrate the paperback release of The Women of Chateau Lafayette, her epic saga based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy.
And since at the heart of this extraordinary novel are three extraordinary women, Chateau Lafayette Reneau has selected three wines that complement each of our heroine’s unique sense of spirit.
The Women of Chateau Lafayette is recommended by Oprah Magazine ∙ Cosmo ∙ PopSugar ∙ SheReads ∙ Parade ∙ and more!
Grab a glass of wine and join us and New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray, as she discusses her novel, The Women of Chateau Lafayette, the story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy. Stephanie’s moving, beautifully written story unflinchingly describes the toll that war and the fight for democracy takes on us all. And perhaps more poignantly, it reminds us that we are forever connected to our past.
Event admission includes a paperback copy of The Women of Chateau Lafayette, tax, shipping within the U.S.and Canada, author discussion, Q&A, and the opportunity to meet this bestselling author virtually via Zoom! Wine pairing offered by Chateau Lafayette Reneau is optional and sold separately (click here to learn more).
*This event will be held virtually via Zoom. Event access is provided via Zoom link emailed to you 3-5 days prior to the event.
About the Author and Book
Stephanie Dray is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of historical women’s fiction, including blockbusters America’s First Daughter and My Dear Hamilton. Her award-winning work has been translated into eight languages and tops lists for the most anticipated reads of the year. She lives in Maryland with her husband, cats, and history books.
Her historical novel, The Women of Chateau Lafayette, now out in paperback, is an epic saga based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy. Most castles are protected by men. This one by women.
A founding mother…
1774. Gently-bred noblewoman Adrienne Lafayette becomes her husband, the Marquis de Lafayette’s political partner in the fight for American independence. But when their idealism sparks revolution in France and the guillotine threatens everything she holds dear, Adrienne must renounce the complicated man she loves, or risk her life for a legacy that will inspire generations to come.
A daring visionary…
1914. Glittering New York socialite Beatrice Chanler is a force of nature, daunted by nothing–not her humble beginnings, her crumbling marriage, or the outbreak of war. But after witnessing the devastation in France firsthand, Beatrice takes on the challenge of a lifetime: convincing America to fight for what’s right.
A reluctant resistor…
1940. French school-teacher and aspiring artist Marthe Simone has an orphan’s self-reliance and wants nothing to do with war. But as the realities of Nazi occupation transform her life in the isolated castle where she came of age, she makes a discovery that calls into question who she is, and more importantly, who she is willing to become.
Intricately woven and powerfully told, The Women of Chateau Lafayette is a sweeping novel about duty and hope, love and courage, and the strength we take from those who came before us.
About the Winery
We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Adventures By the Book to celebrate the re-release of The Women of Chateau Lafayette. Inspired by the book, our women-led management team designed a 3-pack of our Estate wines for readers to enjoy during our virtual happy hour with author Stephanie Dray, or anytime while reading The Women of Chateau Lafayette.
Featured event 3 pack of wines (click here to learn more and to order)
For over 35 years, since 1985, Chateau LaFayette Reneau has produced Estate-grown vinifera wines. Our 110-acre family owned and operated Estate is located in New York’s Finger Lakes and provides the optimal sun exposure and air flow necessary to produce aromatic white wines and rich, full-bodied red wines.
Our commitment to quality and integrity in grape growing and winemaking results in the finest wines. In addition to countless awards and Gold medals, we are home to three highly acclaimed Governor’s Cup Awards and five Jefferson Cups.