Lucie Montgomery is recuperating in France from an automobile accident that left her dependent on a cane. When her brother calls to tell her that their father, Leland, has died, she returns to the family estate in Virginia. She finds that both the house and the vineyards have been badly neglected due to her father’s gambling and shady business deals. Her brother, Eli, needs money to support his new wife’s expensive tastes, and he has persuaded their younger sister, Mia, to sell the estate. Before the funeral, Lucie’s godfather tells her that Leland’s death was not accidental and that the possible sale of the land played a part in the murder. Lucie must uncover the truth about the murder if she is to ensure the vineyard’s survival.