Chelsea Prince pens book on California winemakers

Chelsea Prince

Chelsea Prince

Chelsea Prince, a 2006 Ridgefield High School graduate, is the author of a new book, Rock and Vine: Next Generation Changemakers in America’s Wine Country.

Rock and Vine reveals the stories of 11 next generation trailblazers in Napa and Sonoma, with brilliant vineyard and portrait photography from Mary Steinbacher,” Ms. Prince said. “Q&As from the likes of The French Laundry sprinkle its pages.”

Rock and Vine is Ms. Prince’s second book. “My first book, Snowcial, came out in 2012, and can be found at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide,” she said. It’s about an ice cruise to Antarctica.

Ms. Prince graduated from Syracuse University, where she studied magazine journalism and history and worked for its newspaper, The Daily Orange. While there, she also founded a social media company, She then went to work for Condé Nast’s Women’s Wear Daily and other publications.

She now lives in the San Francisco Bay area, while her family has moved to New Canaan.

At Ridgefield High School, Ms. Prince founded an after-school organization called PoWER (Project of Women’s Essential Rights), inspired by a single sentence that the former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, told her: “Your generation is the generation for change.”

“I believe those words stuck with me since freshman year in high school and played an inspirational part in the concept of the book,” Ms. Prince said.

Ms. Prince is president of Chelsea Print & Publishing, which she described as “an aesthetically focused publishing company with a coSOC-BRIEF-prince-book-300mmitment to modern storytelling, accessible professional art, and the support of nonprofits related to its published works.

Ms. Prince has been involved in the nonprofit world for a decade. In 2009, she was the only college student invited to attend a Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria, focused on “Investing in Women and Girls,” to further the multi-generational social justice effort. In 2011, she traveled to Nepal to support Next Generation Nepal’s efforts to reunite trafficked “orphans” with their families.

A portion of all profits from Rock and Vine sales will benefit Wine to Water, a nonprofit organization focused on providing clean water to people in need around the  world.

For more information on Rock and Vine, including sample chapters and images, visit

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