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With geographer and wine enthusiast Warren Moran

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<i>New Zealand Wine</i> by Warren Moran

New Zealand Wine by Warren Moran [©Hardie-Grant]


Though the New Zealand wine industry really began only fifty years ago, vines and winemakers have now spread across the land – from Central Otago to Kumeu, Waipara to Wairarapa – to produce notable wines for New Zealanders and the world.

For half a century, geographer and wine enthusiast Warren Moran has followed the development of the industry, talked to the winemakers and tasted the wines. In New Zealand Wine, he provides an unrivalled introduction to New Zealand wine: the climate, soils, and geography the winemakers work with; the grape varieties they have tried to tame; and the extraordinary personalities, families and companies who have made the wine and the industry.

After introducing readers to the history and geography of New Zealand wine, this monumental book takes readers to each of the key winegrowing regions to tell the story of wines and winemakers in Auckland, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, the Wairarapa, Marlborough, Canterbury, and Central Otago.

Illustrated with three-dimensional maps of regions and localities and spectacular photographs of the vineyards, the wines, and the winemakers, New Zealand Wine: The Land, the Vines, the People is a must for all of those interested in understanding the extraordinary wines of New Zealand.


About the Author:

Warren Moran is a geographer and professor emeritus at the University of Auckland.

Beginning with his 1958 MA thesis, Moran has published extensively on wine (and rural industries more generally) in New Zealand and overseas. He was co-author of Geography: A Study of its Elements. Among awards, he has been named a distinguished geographer by the New Zealand Geographical Society.

New Zealand Wine: The Land, the Vines, the People by Warren Moran is published by Hardie Grant (Syd, NSW; Dec 2016; HB; 384pp; RRP A$75.00). It is available at good bookshops and can be found online via booko.com here »

February 08th, 2017
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