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


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, became 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.

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ISBN:

9781743791271

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

336

Dimensions:

17cm x 17cm

RRP:

$45.00

Category:

Drink , Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 December 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Campbell Mattinson

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