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PRESS KIT: Perfectly Paired: The Love Affair Behind Silver Oak Cellars
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A moving, behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of Napa Valley’s most legendary wineries, Silver Oak Cellars. Bonny Meyer, co-founder and wife of wine legend Justine Meyer, provides an intimate portrayal of the love affair that infused Silver Oak’s magical cabernet. 

Set in the romantic era of Napa Valley as it rose to world renowned fame in the latter half of the century, Bonny and Justine’s love story began while she was a college student and he a monk. Their forbidden love could not be contained and so began the next thirty years of their life together. They raised a family alongside owning and  establishing two wineries. 

Through a heart-felt exploration of her life, Meyer weaves her beautiful story of love and loss, passion and grief. 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 Justine 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. 


Story Ideas:  There are many themes to explore in an article or interview with Bonny, including:

- Relationships: how the story of Bonny's passionate marriage and sudden loss helps others see their own relationship.

- Values-based business: Silver Oak had a cult-like following and a reputation as the best place to work. Inside and out, people were attracted to their values: generosity, impeccable integrity, palatable relationships.
- California's wine culture - from birth to now

- Loss: Finding meaning, overcoming debilitating grief, and finally, moving forward



Today, Bonny Meyer is the Principal of Meyer Family Enterprises, an investment company dedicated to the regeneration of the planet and society. After selling Silver Oak Cellars in 2001, Bonny is now a partner in Meyer Family Cellars, a winery run by her son, Matt, and daughter-in-law, Karen.

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PERFECTLY PAIRED: The Love Affair Behind Silver Oak Cellars

By Bonny Meyer

Meyer Family Enterprises

ISBN: 978-1734328301


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