Nestled in the Hauraki Gulf is Waiheke Island, a world-renowned wine-lover’s destination. However, it wasn’t always that way. Claire Dunleavy steps into the vineyard and hears the stories of the enterprising, determined people who transformed the island into an internationally-acclaimed wine region. The stories add another element to the wines, giving the reader an insight into the personalities behind the vines.
The profiles are accompanied by portraits by acclaimed New Zealand photographer Marti Friedlander, who died in November 2016 as the book was being edited.
Best paired with a cosy afternoon and a glass of red.