The Next Vintage
‘The Babich family and 100 years of New Zealand wine’ by Michael and Judith Bassett.
This very moving history of one of this country’s earliest surviving wine dynasties will appeal to anyone interested in wine history, wine or human drama. It traces the 100 years since 1916, when Josip Babich made his first wine from his own grapes to the large West Auckland family winery that is now a well known international brand. A great read that’s well researched, well written and lavishly illustrated. The illustration above is from the wedding of Josip and Mara Babich in 1929.
Due for release in October 2015. $49.99
Published by David Ling Publishing www.davidling.co.nz