Margaret River Press

The Margaret River region of Australia’s south-west is internationally renowned for its award-winning wines. There are now more than 200 wineries, predominantly boutique style, in the region, producing more than 20% of Australia’s premium wine market. The Way It Was tells the story of the  early days of the region’s wine industry, from the first plantings by Dr Tom Cullity in 1967 through an informative text and many illustrations.

Ray Jordan and Peter Forrestal, peel back the layers of this fascinating story to reveal men and women who, fifty years ago, risked the lot to pursue wine excellence in the special soils of the Margaret River region. 

Meet: The scientist whose research led him to believe that the South West could produce wine gems; the politician who could see that a successful premium wine industry could put Western Australia on the map; and the clutch of men and women who battled nature and the unknown to establish wineries that are, half a century on, the toast of the country.

 

Peter Forrestal has written about the wine and food industry for twenty five years; has judged some of Australia’s most important wine awards; is a past recipient of the WCA Wine Communicator of the Year, and the St Vincent’s Day Diplome D’Honneur from the Corporation des Vignerons de Champagne Diplome d’Honneur.

Ray Jordan is one of Australia’s most experienced wine journalists and has been writing about wine for almost 40 years. He is currently Wine Editor of The West Australian and contributes two weekly columns to the paper.  He has been awarded the Jack Mann Medal for his contribution to the Western Australian wine industry.

The Way it Was by Peter Forrestal and Ray Jordan

The Margaret River region of Australia’s south-west is internationally renowned for its award-winning wines. There are now more than 200 wineries, predominantly boutique style, in the region, producing more than 20% of Australia’s premium wine market. The Way It Was tells the story of the  early days of the region’s wine industry, from the first plantings by Dr Tom Cullity in 1967 through an informative text and many illustrations.

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Publication Year
December 2017
Edition
1st
Publisher
Margaret River Press
ISBN13
9780648027539
Format
Paperback
Category
New Releases

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