Keenly anticipated by winemakers, faithful collectors, and wine lovers alike, this compendium is a must-have for understanding and appreciating wineries and wine in Australia. The 2008 edition has been completely updated and includes detailed tasting notes, each of which includes vintage-specific ratings and advice on optimal drinking, as well as each wine's closure, alcohol content, and price. In addition to information about their history, important details about each winery is included, such as contact numbers and websites. Whether planning a trip to Australia or hoping to find information on the best wine from the region, anyone with an interest in Australian wine would be helped by this authoritative and entertaining guide.
James Halliday, Australia's most respected wine critic and wine writer, has written or contributed to more than 50 wine books. He is the founder of Coldstream Hills Winery in the Yarra Valley, and before that of Brokenwood in the Hunter Valley.