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The Wine Hunter: The Life Story of Australia's First Great Winemaker

The Wine Hunter: The Life Story of Australia's First Great Winemaker (Hardback)

By Mattinson, Campbell

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Australia's first great winemaker was a Frenchman. As a 24 year old, in 1921, he walked onto a hillside vineyard in the Hunter Valley north-west of Sydney and in a hard, hot climate set about growing and crafting wines that, when finally opened as fifty- and sixty-year-olds, beca...me renowned as Australia's first great wines. He made these wines without electricity, with bare bones equipment - his winery, Mount Pleasant never once turned a profit during his 30 year struggle - and with a broken heart. What he achieved out there on that hillside is one of the miracles of wine. The Wine Hunter is Maurice O'Shea's remarkable story. James Halliday described this book as One of the most remarkable wine books to come my way. It will capture anyone who reads it; this is not a wine geek book, but an epic. This is a book for wine lovers young and old.
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ISBN 9781743791271
Published NZ 1 Dec 2015
Publisher Hardie Grant Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781743791271
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Hardie Grant Books
Imprint Hardie Grant Books
Published 1 Dec 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mattinson, Campbell
Category Biography & Autobiography: General
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 170mm
Dewey Code 641.22
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Business
ONIX Text General/trade