Thursday 9 September 2010

The families behind Australia's favourite wineries.

Media Release

Australians have a love affair with wine and in particular, our home-grown Australian wine. Wine is part of our culture and the symbol of celebration for every occasion. We drink the wine, we enjoy the experience, but we never stop to think about the history behind our favourite wines. From Brown Brothers to Yalumba, these families have pioneered the Australian wine industry making it what we know today.

John Wiley Australia is proud to present Heart & Soul: Australia's First Families of Wine - a decadent wine book offering an exclusive look behind cellar doors into the history of 12 of Australia's most established families of wine.

Each winery holds a history richer than its produce. From De Bortoli influencing a nation to move from fortified wines to table wines we know today, to Murray Tyrrell from Tyrrell Wines protecting his vines by shooting fireworks into the sky to break up hail and stealing cuttings from Penfolds, each story is as delectable as the wines themselves.

Written by Graeme Lofts and with a foreword by Australia's favourite wine commentator James Halliday, Heart & Soul Australia's First Families of Wine is so much more than a compendium of wine – it is a look into the authentic heart and soul of Australia's heritage.

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