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PR: Raymond Vineyards to Host World Premiere of Nose, the New Novel by Best-Selling Author James Conaway

March 08, 2013

The sights, smells and tastes of Northern California wine country come alive in James Conaway’s delicious new novel, NOSE (St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, on sale March 12, 2013; $24.99). The best-selling author of Napa and The Far Side of Eden will be celebrating the world premiere of his new novel at Raymond Vineyards on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Like a good Cabernet, NOSE is a witty, delectable and fast paced novel that only grows more enjoyable once opened. Jim Lehrer of PBS News Hour calls it “a terrific mystery, a love story, an under-all-the-soil good-and-evil saga plus a marvelous tour through and about the world of winemaking. Conaway’s prose is as gorgeous as some of the Northern California scenes he describes.”

Jean-Charles Boisset, proprietor of Raymond Vineyards enthusiastically exclaims, “James Conaway masterfully blends his love for food, wine and place into a decadent and whimsical novel of mystery, wine and undeniable passion. This book is meant to be opened and enjoyed with a glass of bubbles, of course!”

In that spirit, a wine reception will be hosted in The Red Room, Raymond’s plush and luxurious private lounge, where guests will have the opportunity to meet Mr. Conaway, purchase a book and have it signed. This exclusive engagement is Conaway’s first book signing for NOSE.


To RSVP for the event, please email or call 707-963-6925. Raymond Vineyards is located at 849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574.

About the Author

James Conaway is the author of the nonfiction bestseller Napa: The Story of an American Eden and its sequel, The Far Side of Eden. He is the author of two novels, The Big Easy and World’s End, and a book of travel essays, Vanishing America. Conaway has written for multiple magazines, among them Harper’s, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Gourmet and National Geographic Traveler.

About Raymond Vineyards

One of Napa’s pioneering wine estates is now one of the wine world’s most dynamic destinations. Building from five generations of family winemaking, Raymond Vineyards is today guided by the vision of Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset. Blending phenomenal wines with guest experiences that unite education, passion and entertainment, the winery offers diverse opportunities to explore wine, leading it to be named Sunset’s “Best Tasting Room – Experience Beyond Tasting” in 2011, and now, 2012 American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast. To learn more, please visit

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