Sunday, 17 November 2013 15:39

A vision for wine

The Viticultural Society of Victoria recently announced the release of 'A Vision For Wine', a detailed history and insight into Australia's oldest wine industry society.

Authored by Dr David Dunstan, the book looks back at the history and contributions of this elite society both past and present. Founded in 1905, the Viticultural Society of Victoria was formed as an industry body by growers and merchants.

In time it became an influential luncheon club with a celebrated cellar, which it remains today. The Society defended wine drinking and represented its cause to government and the people. Through attempts at prohibition, the lean years of war and depression, national re-organisation of the industry and the decline of Victoria's vineyards to revival in the modern era, society members have maintained a vision for wine.

For more information or to purchase the book please visit