Discover more of New Zealand and its wines with this new publication from Douglas Renall, 100 Great New Zealand Wineries.
Whether planning a visit to a local winery or organizing a regional wine tour, this book introduces wine enthusiasts, and those wanting to know more about great New Zealand wines, to many of the best vineyards in the country.
All the main wine-making regions are described, with wineries chosen not only for the quality of the wine produced, but also for their history, cellar-door atmosphere, awards won and the impact the winery has had at home and abroad.
Author Douglas Renall has walked the vineyards, searched the cellars and talked with winemakers and vineyard managers to gather fascinating insights about their viticulture methods, oenology practices and the people who work long days in the vineyards and equally long nights in the cellars.
Often visiting wineries several times, and always with his camera, he has also captured the beauty and seasonal differences of vineyards around the country.
This is a must for planning a wine tour or visiting a local winery and includes all the main wine-making regions, covers quality of the wine produced and speciality of each winery plus their history, cellar-door atmosphere, cuisine available and awards won etc.
Douglas has a great depth and breadth of knowledge of the wine industry in this country and has lavishly illustrated it with photographs taken by himself as he undertook exhaustive research around the country to write the book.
While completing a Bachelor of Wine Science and Viticulture concurrent with the Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay, author Douglas Renall worked across all facets of the wine business at Kumeu River Wines, Te Mata Estate, Sacred Hill Winery and Glengarry Wines.
He created and edits a wine website www.douglasrenall.com, and most recently spent six months working in France at the prestigious Château Langoa and Leoville Barton, Bordeaux, France. Douglas is also a reviewer of fine wines. https://delectable.com/@douglasrenall
His new book is available at most good bookstores around New Zealand and may be purchased online at Mighty Ape Whitcoulls, Paper Plus etc.