From deep, supple Shiraz to golden Riesling and crisp, sun-kissed Chardonnay, the variety of the Australian landscape allows its wineries to produce some of the best wines in the world. In this definitive guide, wine expert James Halliday analyzes every wine region in Australia, detailing the types of grapes grown, the soil, climate, and its wine-growing history. Each sumptuously illustrated section features highlights of the region’s best wineries and winemakers as well as a map highlighting geographic landmarks and the location of the wineries themselves. Lavish and insightful, this is the ultimate guide to the finest spirits the country has to offer.
James Halliday is a wine critic who regularly contributes to Gourmet and Epicurean magazines. He is the founder of Cold stream Hills and Brokenwood wineries and is the author of several books, including the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion series.