Irish newlyweds Fergal and Brídgeen Griffin receive an intriguing proposal for a wedding gift. Fergal’s cousin, Colm O’Brien, asks them to manage a Finger Lakes winery that he bought as an investment. They accept his gift of fate, but when they move upstate from Queens, see the run-down Keuka Lake property and meet its surly winemaker, they realize it will be quite a challenge getting from grapevine to bottle.
Meanwhile, their best friends Maeve Kenny and Andy Krall face a challenge of their own — separation while he gets experimental cell therapy in Europe for paralysis sustained in a car crash.
As both couples face unsettled futures, will they be able to keep hope alive?
Here are locations for scenes in the novel.
County Clare (Ennistymon, Doolin, Lahinch, Cliffs of Moher, Liscannor)
New York State
Keuka Lake (Hammondsport, Penn Yan, Branchport, Italy Hill, The Windmill)