This week on Eat Your Words, host Cathy Erway welcomes Deirdre Heekin to the show, talking about her new book, “An Unlikely Vineyard.” Kicking off the episode, Cathy asks Deirdre to elaborate on the wine world in Vermont, considering that she is one of the wine pioneers in that area of the country. She goes on to talk to Cathy about the conundrum of being certified as organic or biodynamic for the grower versus what it means for the consumer. Notably, Deirdre is the proprietor and wine director of Osteria Pane e Salute, an acclaimed restaurant and wine bar in Woodstock, Vermont. Deirdre and her husband, head chef of the restaurant, live on a small farm in Barnard, Vermont, where they grow both the vegetables for their restaurant and natural wines and ciders for their la garagista label. Tune in to learn all about the wine happenings in Vermont and to hear highlights from her new book! This program was brought to you by Rolling Press.





“Research your wine like you’d research your food.” [17:35]


“I say get your hands dirty, start planting things. It’s important that we all grow something and that we learn something from the act of planting a seed.” [27:05]


Deirdre Heekin on Eat Your Words