Kate's life as a sommelier in San Francisco is far removed from the French vineyard her mother turned her back on a generation ago. If she has also carefully avoided Burgundy vintages, that has been an acceptable weakness-until now, when she is facing her final attempt at passing the notoriously difficult Master of Wine examination. And so Kate returns to the vineyard to help with les vendanges-the annual grape harvest-and brush up on her knowledge; she also hopes to avoid Jean-Luc, a neighboring winemaker and her first love.
But Kate's plans are upended when she discovers a secret room in the basement of the vineyard house containing World War II Resistance pamphlets, a stash of invaluable wine, and the belongings of a long-lost aunt who was a teenager during the Nazi occupation. As she learns about her family's life in Vichy France, Kate finds the line between resistance and collaboration is razor thin-and she becomes consumed with discovering who her family aided during the war.
Told with elegance and compassion, The Lost Vintage is an unforgettable tale about reconciling the deeds of the past with the values of the present.
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