By Mattinson, Campbell
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.Read more
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Campbell Mattinson is an Australian journalist, author, editor and publisher. He is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on Australian wine. He is the editor of Halliday Wine Companion Magazine, is a key contributor to the best-selling Halliday Wine Companion, is the publisher of Australia's most active wine review site The Wine Front, and is the only person to have won the Australian wine media's top prize twice (Wine Communicator Award 2005 & 2007). Previous works include The Big Red Wine Book. The Wine Hunter is his fifth book.
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