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Vineyard Virgins: The Unexpurgated Memoir of a Passionate Pioneer Winegrower

Vineyard Virgins: The Unexpurgated Memoir of a Passionate Pioneer Winegrower (Paperback)

By Goldwater, Kim

When Kim and Jeanette Goldwater planted their first tiny vineyard on a couple of hillside acres on the magical little island of Waiheke in 1978, just 15 miles East of Auckland City, all the leading experts warned them that grapes would not grow in that salt laden island environme...nt. The Goldwaters, both 4th generation New Zealanders, had no experience of winemaking but doggedly persisted with their island experiment eventually proving the sceptics wrong by winning numerous international awards for their wines. This success encouraged them to expand their enterprise, first into Marlborough and then into the Hawkes Bay, to eventually become one New Zealand's largest and most prestigious winegrowers. In this story, Kim Goldwater relates just how this couple of ingenuous but passionate Kiwi battlers succeeded in creating a world renowned pioneer winegrowing enterprise on that remote little antipodean island. He captures the passion, optimism and determination in overcoming the numerous obstacles thrown in their path, not only by the vagaries of the weather but also by the experts and the bureaucracy. Not only did they succeed in their endeavour but flourished -- against all odds -- the reality of their enterprise far exceeding their dream.
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ISBN 9780473231477
Published NZ 15 Mar 2013
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Format Paperback
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9780473231477
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Imprint Putiki Press
Published 15 Mar 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Goldwater, Kim
Category Biography & Autobiography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 245mm
Dewey Code 634.880993
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Wines
ONIX Text General/trade