Australia’s leading wine communicator and WCA Patron, Mr James Halliday AM will launch “A Vision for Wine“, the history of The Viticultural Society of Victoria. Written by acclaimed author and historian, Mr David Dunstan, the book covers the entire 108 year history of The Viticultural Society.

James Halliday said: ‘In the modern idiom, this book is a compelling page-turner. David Dunstan’s immense knowledge is presented lucidly, the copious illustrations are brilliantly inserted into the text, and the design, print face and paper quality of the highest order. Anyone with a love of fine wines or of our colonial history should have this book; if your love extends to both you must have it.

The launch will take place at the WCA Royal Melbourne Wine Awards Trophy Winners Luncheon at ‘Zinc’- Federation Square on Friday 25th October at 12.00 for 12.30pm. You can join James Halliday at the launch and enjoy a sumptuous three course meal accompanied by trophy wines wines from the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. Signed copies of “A Vision for Wine” will be available tor purchase at the luncheon at a special ‘event only’ price.


The event will include a tasting of Old & Rare wines from The Viticultural Society’s own cellar. These wines, selected by James Halliday, will provide a wonderful opportunity to taste some classic examples of Australia’s rich winemaking history.