Huon Hooke Glowing Review of Chateau Tanunda Winemakers Since 1890 BookFriday, 15 February 2019
Huon Hooke has posted a glowing review with some very kind words for our new release Château Tanunda history book: Château Tanunda, Winemakers Since 1890:
Château Tanunda, Icon of the Barossa, Winemakers Since 1890, by Geoffrey C. Bishop and Donald A. Ross
The word ‘icon’ is much overused these days, but it is absolutely justified here.
This took two years to complete and was launched in late November during the official opening of the new cellar door at Château Tanunda. It marks 20 years of ownership by the Geber family, who restored the building and landscaped the surrounds to a level that could never have been dreamt of by the founders, who built the chateau in 1890.
Geoffrey Bishop is a wine industry historian of high standing and it is no surprise that this book reads superbly. It has been researched, written, illustrated and produced to the very highest level. The pictures and illustrations alone could occupy the casual browser for an hour or so.
What John Geber and his family have achieved with the restoration of the property, to say nothing of the high quality of their wines, is extraordinary. The word ‘icon’ is much overused these days, but it is absolutely justified here. And this excellent book does it full justice.
2018, softback, 250 pages, AUD $65. Available from the Château Tanunda cellar door or online.