December 2017 Non-fiction Lead Titles

The Way it Was: A History of the Early Days of the Margaret River Wine Industry Peter Forrestal, Ray Jordan

Paperback | Dec 2017 | Margaret River Press | 260pp | 234x153mm | GEN

Shortlisted for Best Wine Book for the 2018 Wine Communicator of the Year Awards.

The Margaret River region of Australia's south-west is internationally renowned for its award-winning wines.  There are now more than 200 wineries, predominantly boutique style, in the region, producing more than 20% of Australia's premium wine market.

The Way It Was tells the story of the  early days of the region's wine industry, from the first plantings by Dr Tom Cullity in 1967 through an informative text and many illustrations.