Perfectly Paired: The Love Affair Behind Silver Oak Cellars

Bonny Meyer (Author) Charles McStravick (Cover Design by)
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Perfectly Paired is a moving, behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of Napa Valley's most legendary wineries, Silver Oak Cellars. In her memoir, Bonny Meyer co-founder and wife of wine legend Justin Meyer, provides an intimate portrayal of the love affair that infused Silver Oak's magical Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

Set in the romantic era of Napa Valley as it rose to world renowned fame in the latter half of the century, Bonny and Justin's love story began while she was a college student and he a monk. Their forbidden love could not be denied or contained and so began the next thirty years of their life together. They raised a family alongside owning and establish two wineries, Silver Oak and Franciscan. Through a heart-felt exploration of her life, Meyer weaves her beautiful story of love and loss, passion and grief. This story is proof positive that the love you have always dreamed of really does exist.

Beginning with the tragedy of her husband's sudden death. the author takes the reader on the journey of their life together, intricately intertwined with wine. Perfectly Paired is a love story, detailing the passion that nourished and supported Bonny and Justin throughout the ups and downs of life and business. Through her deep grief and abiding love, Meyer shares wisdom on moving forward to live a full life with joy and purpose.

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Meyer Family Enterprises
Publish Date
August 24, 2020
5.98 X 9.02 X 0.67 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Bonny Meyer began thinking and writing about the nature of love when she was fifteen. She met Brother Justin shortly after she turned eighteen at his 29th birthday party. They spent that evening playing music together igniting the love affair that changed their lives and ultimately spawned Silver Oak Cellars. Napa Valley vintners, inspired by the extraordinary success and reputation of Silver Oak Cabernets, focused more and more on that variety. Today, Cabernet is considered the king of the Napa Valley red wines with some bottles commanding as much as $1,000. Its flavor profile displays a wide variety of black fruits, including currant, cherry, and plum, often showing notes of spice from American or French oak barrel aging. It pairs beautifully with robust red meat dishes such as game, lamb, aged steaks, cheeses, and love. After establishing and growing Silver Oak and the unexpected death of Justin, Bonny devoted her attention to addressing world environmental, social, and economic challenges by financially supporting social ventures. She has been acknowledged by Forbes Magazine and the financial industry as a pioneer of impact and regenerative investing. After years of encouragement to write about their love affair, she decided to share the story of how she and Justin met, fell in love, and created a business and wines infused with their values and love for one another. Bonny lives in the old redwood farmhouse surrounded by Cabernet vines in the middle of the Napa Valley where she and her beloved Justin raised their family.