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The Resource Passing Clouds : a winemaker's journey, Graeme Leith

Passing Clouds : a winemaker's journey, Graeme Leith

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Passing Clouds : a winemaker's journey
Title
Passing Clouds
Title remainder
a winemaker's journey
Statement of responsibility
Graeme Leith
Title variation
Passing Clouds
Title variation remainder
a winemakers journey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Graeme Leith - electrician, Italophile and jack of all trades - joined Melbourne's theatre collective at Carlton's famously innovative Pram Factory theatre and said, 'Let there be light.' And there was: Graeme Blundell, Jack Hibberd, Max Gillies and many others produced over 140 new Australian plays in ten years. Like many of his generation, Graeme left suburban Australia in the 1950s, bound for London and Europe. After a stint in Britain's atomic weapons industry he rode his Lambretta scooter to Perugia in Italy, where he had his first taste of 'ethereal' wine and fell in love. But Graeme had also fallen for the idea of making wine, and in the mid-1970s he and his partner Sue Mackinnon established Passing Clouds, a vineyard in Victoria's Spa Country that produced award-winning wines from the beginning. Then tragedy struck. In 1984 Graeme's beautiful and talented daughter Ondine and her boyfriend David vanished en route to the South Coast of New South Wales. Ten days later their ute was found in Kings Cross, where it had been abandoned by their killers. Heartfelt and heartbreaking, humorous and hilarious, Passing Clouds tells of a life fully lived - a life embracing the experience of fatherhood, of triumph and disaster, of joy and tragedy, of ingenuity and sheer hard work and, above all, an unquenchable optimism
Summary
In the 1970s Graeme Leith - electrician, Italophile and jack of all trades - joined Melbourne's theatre collective at Carlton's famously innovative Pram Factory theatre and said, 'Let there be light.' And there was: Graeme Blundell, Jack Hibberd, Max Gillies and many others produced over 140 new Australian plays in ten years. Like many of his generation, Graeme left suburban Australia in the 1950s, bound for London and Europe. After a stint in Britain's atomic weapons industry he rode his Lambretta scooter to Perugia in Italy, where he had his first taste of 'ethereal' wine and fell in love. But Graeme had also fallen for the idea of making wine, and in the mid-1970s he and his partner Sue Mackinnon established Passing Clouds, a vineyard in Victoria's Spa Country that produced award-winning wines from the beginning. Then tragedy struck. In 1984 Graeme's beautiful and talented daughter Ondine and her boyfriend David vanished en route to the South Coast of New South Wales. Ten days later their ute was found in Kings Cross, where it had been abandoned by their killers. Heartfelt and heartbreaking, humorous and hilarious, Passing Clouds tells of a life fully lived - a life embracing fatherhood, triumph and disaster, joy and tragedy, sheer hard work and, above all, an unquenchable optimism
Biography type
autobiography
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10448545
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Leith, Graeme
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Leith, Graeme
  • Leith, Graeme
  • Passing Clouds
  • Wine and wine making
  • Vintners
  • Vineyards
  • Wineries
  • Wine and wine making
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a winemaker's journey
Label
Passing Clouds : a winemaker's journey, Graeme Leith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000054118054
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760111205
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)902817659
Label
Passing Clouds : a winemaker's journey, Graeme Leith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000054118054
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760111205
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)902817659

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