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Reading Between the Vines: a Wine & Book Pairing Adventure featuring USA Today bestselling and book club favorite author Susan Meissner

April 23, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Free – $28.00

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 an afternoon filled with sumptuous wine tastings, fascinating books, and mini-bites, all presented under California’s brilliant trademark sunshine. While you sample some of the delectable wines that Hook & Ladder Winery is known for, meet USA Today bestselling author Susan Meissner and learn about her novel Only the Beautiful. Books are available for preorder below to be delivered and signed at the event.


About the Author

Susan Meissner is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction with more than three-quarters of a million books in print in eighteen languages. She is an author, speaker and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism.

Her novels include The Nature of Fragile Things, which earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly; The Last Year of the War, named to Real Simple magazine’s list of best books for 2019; As Bright as Heaven, which earned a starred review in Library Journal; Secrets of Charmed Life, a Goodreads finalist for Best Historical Fiction 2015; and A Fall of Marigolds, named to Booklist’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction titles for 2014.

Her latest book, Only the Beautiful, is a heartrending story about a young mother’s fight to keep her daughter, and the winds of fortune that tear them apart.

Event Registration

While this event is free and open to the public, registration is requested for planning purposes. Also, you may pre-order a copy below of Only the Beautiful to be delivered at the event for signing. Only books purchased below or 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.



April 23, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Free – $28.00
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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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