Written by respected writer and journalist Richard Allen, with illustrative photography by Kim Baker, Australia’s First Families of Wine celebrates the successes of our wine families and the vineyards and businesses they have built. Brown Brothers, Tahbilk, Campbells, Yalumba, Henschke, d’Arenberg, Tyrrell’s, Taylors, Jim Barry, McWilliams and Howard Park are all household names. With more than 5000 hectares under vine across 16 wine growing regions around Australia, these are the families who make many of the country’s most iconic wines.
Australia’s First Families of Wine also beautifully showcases the colourful histories of these spectacular vineyards and historic buildings, exploring the wine industry’s transformation into an export earning powerhouse and detailing the challenges of taking old family businesses into the 21st Century. The vivid photography of sprawling vineyards, cellars, wineries and photographs from the family archives brings these stories together, and with a foreword by Australia’s leading wine commentator, James Halliday AM, this book is a ‘must have’ for any wine lover.
Published by Melbourne University Press