The Way It Was Peter Forrestal, Ray Jordan

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The Way It Was

Peter Forrestal, 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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Category

Leisure and Lifestyle

Publication Year

2017

Publisher

Margaret River Press

Edition

1st

Format

Paperback

ISBN13

9780648027539

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.

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 

Peter Forrestal has been a wine writer for about 30 years: The Way it Was has been his 34th book, three of which have been about the wine region of Margaret River (and the second with Ray Jordan). He has been a journalist and writer about wine, locally, nationally and internationally. Peter was founding editor of Gourmet Traveller Wine...

Ray Jordan 

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...

‘…..it is a very important and distinguished piece of work.’ Andrew Caillard, MW launch speech.

‘The Way It Was deserves to sit on the shelf of every wine lover who is serious about Australian wine….’ The World of Fine Wine, Issue 59, 2018

‘Fascinating characters and inspiring stories abound from an obsessive scientist to an ambitious politician and some brave pioneers. Wine lovers will find it hard to put down.’ Winsor Dobbin.

More than anything, Margaret River Press offers an engaging, approachable alternative to mass publication, selecting those titles that speak to us, and bringing them to you, the reader.

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