The history of Hawke’s Bay’s internationally acclaimed wine industry has been told at last. In a beautiful hard-cover book, published by Bay Buzz this October.
It’s a lively account. Writer Mark Sweet sets out the evolution from Hawke’s Bay’s first vines into today’s multi-million dollar industry. Sweet deftly supplements well-researched historic fact, with stories of HB’s iconic wineries and personalities, and personal anecdotes about key individual players and events.
Peter Cowley of Te Mata Estate discusses the region’s natural attributes for grape-growing, and explains the winemaking process in a major ‘soil to bottle’ feature.
Stunning images showcase the stories, with a mix of evocative archival images, and extensive original photography shot by Tim Whittaker.
Introduced by Bob Campbell MW, the book project has received full co-operation and support from the wine industry, including an advance of funding from WineWorks, which enabled the project start-up.
A tight team of designer Max Parkes of Unit Design, Project Manager Susie Devonshire and Printers Print Link have kept this high-end project 100% NZ kiwi-made. There’s a limited first print-run of 3000 copies. Project Champion Tom Belford of BayBuzz and Devonshire are handling the marketing of this long-awaited book. Click here to see us on facebook.