Sunday, April 30, 2017

Waiheke Island: A World of Wine


Waiheke Island: A World of Wine by Clare Dunleavy
Published by Beatnik Publishing, Hardback, RRP $69.95,

Meet the winemakers on Waiheke Island and discover the people behind the local wines you enjoy. A stunning book from Waiheke Island author and wine expert Clare Dunleavy
Step into our vineyards. Meet our people. Discover our story.

Waiheke Island is an internationally acclaimed destination producing world-class wine – but it didn’t start off that way. Meet the enterprising, determined and inspiring collective who planted vineyards and transformed this special place into an award-winning island of outstanding wines. Who are they? Where did they come from? Turn the pages. Pour a glass of wine. Celebrate their endeavours.

The individual stories add personality to a wine region that has an abundance of character and characters. The different chapters represent many diverse cultures and professions and are a microcosm of the wider world we inhabit.

Foreword by Bob Campbell, MW, and stunning photographs by esteemed Marti Friedlander (b.1928, d.2016) compliment this beautiful book.

About the author
Clare Dunleavy has been involved in the wine and tourism industries for the last twenty years in Waiheke and Auckland.
After working in Europe for many years, she worked on the family-owned Te Motu Vineyard on Waiheke Island on her return in 1993. She worked as a Sommelier for Te Whau Restaurant on Waiheke from 2001. She went on to study the world of wine via the Wines and Spirits Education Trust, based in London and joined the first intake of students studying in Auckland, the only internationally accredited and recognised course of wine study for people working in the wine trade. 
Clare has also worked for the Fine Wine Delivery Company, selling and advocating wines from NZ and around the world. She has been nominated for Restaurant Personality of the Year by Metro, and has been named in their annual Restaurant Guide when working at The Shed at Te Motu, The Oyster Inn and Casita Miro.
She currently works as Cellar Door Manager for Tantalus, which opened in Sept 2016

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