From This Hill, My Hand, Cynthiana's Wine
by Paul Roberts
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Description. From This Hill, My Hand,
Cynthianas Wine is more than just a book about wine it is a work
of environmental philosophy blending the values and ideals of aboriginal
Americans with ecologically-minded commentators admired in European-American
history and contemporary letters. Here we find Henry Thoreau, Aldo Leopold,
and Wendell Berry to be philosophical brothers of Chief Seattle.
By grounding abstract environmentalist concepts in the gritty reality
of growing wine grapes, author Paul Roberts shows how small-scale farming,
using sustainable principles to offer diverse creations, can bring humans
and nature into closer harmony.
About the author.
Paul Roberts is executive editor at the Historical Society of Western
Pennsylvania. When not in Pittsburgh, he works his passion at Deep Creek
Cellars, the winery in western Maryland that he and his wife Nadine founded
in 1997. Entranced by the world of wine for decades, Roberts has apprenticed
in California and traveled Europe discovering and learning about wines.
He is very much a philosophical environmentalist, and this shows in his
writing. Roberts cites insightful passages from Thoreau and Wendell Berry,
using their work to shape his positions and views. Roberts' comfortable
writing style combined with his deep knowledge of and passion for winemaking
are woven together in From This Hill to provide readers with
stories they will surely share with others.
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