From the Publisher
foreword by Jamie Kennedy
A Fool and Forty Acres is Heinricks' beautifully
written account of leaving behind the rat race, slowing life down,
and establishing an intimate relationship with one small parcel of
land in a magical corner of Canada.
You won't find Prince Edward County on any map of the world's great
wine regions. Yet it is to this dollop of rolling limestone in
eastern Lake Ontario that Geoff Heinricks brought his young family
in pursuit of a dream of creating a truly world class wine. The
County, as the locals call it, is a long way from the Niagara
Peninsula, and three thousand miles from Burgundy, yet Heinricks
and a few hardy souls like him claim that their wines will one day
rival those of the legendary French province.
A self-described 21st-century peasant, Heinricks follows the
seasons in his vineyards with exquisite attention, from digging the
earth, to grafting and planting the vines, to trellising and
pruning, to tending the young grapes, to harvesting the fruits of
his labours. Along the way, he sketches the human history of the
area, the native peoples whose tools and clay shards are heaved up
by the soil, and the United Empire Loyalists, whose tidy barns and
farmhouses still dot the landscape today.
He also presents a cast of his colourful County neighbours: from
old-school farmers to refugees like him from the city, convinced in
the wisdom of producing and consuming locally the very best food
and wine in harmony with the land.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Geoff Heinricks is a former contributor to
Frank magazine. He has established himself as a respected
winegrower in Prince Edward County and has been called "the
county's soil guru and viticultural conscience" (Tony Aspler,
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: July 26, 2005
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0771040563
ISBN - 13: 9780771040566