Author(s): Church Road
This is a beautiful gift book for any wine lover. It is more an art book than a technical book - full of stylish photographs from the world of wine, the vineyard and around Hawke's Bay - with informative and highly accessible text. The book has been produced by a star team of writers, designers and stylists, and has amazing images by top photographer Derek Henderson. The text covers the history of the land, the vineyard and the people who have worked there, plus readable material on wine and wine-making techniques. The vineyard's place in the community is examined, especially its much-loved jazz festival held every summer. The images are eclectic and surprising, with everything from character portraits of vineyard workers to extreme detail close-ups and still-life arrangements that look like works of art. Overall the book is a celebration of wine and its place in our lives.