Wine Atlas of Australia


From deep, supple and mouth-filling Shiraz to golden botrytised Riesling, from delicious gooseberry and grass-driven Sauvignon Blanc to the generosity of sunkissed Chardonnay, the ancient continent of Australia produces wines that equal the best in the world. The enormous geographic variations in Australian landscapes and soils ensure that every variety of wine grape flourishes in its optimum growing environment somewhere in the continent, whether it be the cool climate of Tasmania for Pinot Noir, or the Mediterranean summers of Margaret River in Western Australia for Cabernet Sauvignon. James Halliday, one of Australia's foremost wine writers and for many years a vineyard owner and vigneron in the Yarra Valley,Victoria, has written about every wine region in Australia - over seventy of them - in this definitive Atlas. Each region has a superb map, specially created using innovative digital cartography - more accurate than any so far published - showing both geographic features and the position of many wineries. Drawing on his inimitable way with words, Halliday describes the types of grapes grown in each region,the soil,the climate and the wine-growing history of the area,as well as giving an introduction to the most famous and respected wineries,and naming their signature wines. The Atlas is lavishly illustrated,the photographs bringing to life the individual regions, the vineyards themselves, and the dedicated people who make the wine. For wine lovers who want to know more about the wine-growing regions of Australia,and the background to the wines they enjoy, James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia is an indispensable volume.

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ISBN:

9781740666855

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

320

Dimensions:

29cm x 24cm

RRP:

$79.95

Category:

Drink , Travel , Food

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 November 2008

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Halliday

James Halliday is Australia's most respected wine critic, wine writer and vigneron. He regularly judges at wine shows both in Australia and overseas, and is a leading authority on all aspects of the wine industry. James has written or contributed to no fewer than 70 books on wine and has been widely published around the world. As a founder of Brokenwood in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, and then Coldstream Hills in the Yarra Valley,