Tale of Two Wineries

Rosamond Press


Betty Williams

Being born in 1963, Virginia lamented being born too late. She loved my stories of being an original hippie and compared them to the scene her older sister Caroline had out in the big barn next to the ancient salt-box house she grew up in Old Lyme Connecticut. At thirteen, Virginia is smoking pot with her sister’s hip friends, and later takes a trip on LSD. All three sisters took a trip to France when they graduated from High School and stayed at the family Chateaus. Here is Virginia’s aunt whose husband founded Brimstone Hill winery that goes well with the name Buttonwood:

“Miss Valerie de Ghaisne de Bourmont, daughter of Comte Joseph de Ghaisne de Bourmont of Chateau de Bourmont, Freigne, Maine et Loire, France, and Comtesse Mary de Ghaisne de Bourmont of 132 East 82d Street, was married here yes­terday to Richard Clement El­dridge. He is a son…

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