Kennedy’s Cafés & Chocolate is about to celebrate its centenary year. Four generations of Kennedys have mastered the flavours of chocolate and coffee. Now, Owen Kennedy is expanding the business into the world of wine. Ruby Hart has worked her way up the corporate ladder to become Owen’s right-hand woman. Excited by the challenge of introducing wine to the cafés, she sets off with Owen to meet their prospective partners, the Boselli family, on their wine-growing estate near Lake Garda, Italy. However, as Ruby’s taste buds are awakened to new possibilities, other desires are also ignited, and amorous farmhand Titziano is determined that she experiences the true taste of Italy. And is Owen’s relationship with Emma Boselli strictly business? Meanwhile, Owen’s wife Katherine is invited to Africa by the Kenyan Coffee Growers Society. There, she finds herself enraptured by the Maasai culture as the heat and dark intensity of Kenya arouses feelings she’d thought she’d lost forever. It seems that the Kennedys passions lie everywhere but with their business. Responsibilities seem to pile increasingly on Ruby’s shoulders. But Ruby has her own secrets to protect and all may not be as it first appears.