Hunter Wine: A History

McIntyre, J. & Germov, J. 2018, Hunter Wine: A History, NewSouth Press, Sydney.


Hunter Wine profiles the people, history and technology that have shaped this celebrated wine region, from vine to glass. Tracing six generations of the region’s wine community from the 1820s, it introduces forgotten characters, places and practices alongside famous names like Wyndham, Lindeman, Tyrrell, Drayton, Tulloch, McWilliam and McGuigan, to reveal the Hunter’s pivotal role in making Australia a wine country.

Best Wine Book of 2018 Award Winner

Hunter Wine won the 2018 Wine Communicators of Australia award for Best Wine Book (consumer, technical & trade). 

Book Reviews

Max Allen 2018, “’Hunter Wine: A History’ chronicles rich story of Australia’s oldest wine region”Australian Financial Review, 13 September.

‘Exhibit and book launch sharing history of six generations of wine producers in the Hunter’The Star, 13 August.

Scott Bevan 2018, ‘Breaking Bread: Julie McIntyre, wine historian and author’, Newcastle Herald, 9 September.

Rod Phillips, wine writer, wine historian and wine judge based in Ottawa, Canada: A very readable and thoroughly researched history of one of Australia’s oldest and most important wine regions.

Newcastle Museum
Vines, Wine and Identity (4 August to 24 December 2018)

This exhibition, curated by Australia’s foremost wine historian, Dr Julie McIntyre, draws on the findings of Hunter Wine and traces the history of the local Hunter Valley wine community from convict labourers stomping grapes to the innovation of globally-recognised wine brands and styles.



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September 25, 2018