Australia makes wonderful fresh and fruity wines at popular prices. International currency movements and the need to irrigate vineyards, means that she can no longer compete at the lowest price levels. However, for many years now Australian growers and vintners have been moving into cooler climate areas with natural rainfall where they are able to attain pure fruit expression and more distinctive wines from lower yields of more healthy, less heat stressed vines. This book explores those regions as the author visits some of the leading producers and tastes their wines which have been widely praised by a variety of international critics and commentators. In the process the reader is introduced to some of the personalities who are changing the face of Australian wine. David Copp studied in the classic European wine regions and worked in the UK wine and spirit trade for a number of years. As a wine journalist he has travelled to all the world's leading wine producing countries.