The Landscape of New Zealand Wine
Kevin Judd occupies a unique position in the New Zealand wine industry. Not only is he one of our most respected winemakers, having turned Cloudy Bay Vineyards into the international star that it is, but he is, without doubt, New Zealand's finest wine photographer. This potent blend of wine knowledge and artistic skill is the foundation that underpins his spectacular new book of wine photography, The Landscape of New Zealand Wine. In this book, Kevin Judd collects together the best of his vineyard photography from all of New Zealand's wine regions to present a significant visual record of the beauty, diversity and breadth of one of the New World wine industry's great success stories. Covering Auckland, Waiheke, Northland, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and the Wairarapa in the North Island, and Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury and Central Otago in the South Island, the character and terroir of each region are elegantly and evocatively revealed in Kevin Judd's remarkable photography. Each wine region also has an introduction written by both Kevin Judd and Bob Campbell, one of New Zealand's top wine critics and writers. This is a strikingly beautiful book, featuring the finest quality photography of a subject matter that has huge appeal for both New Zealanders and visitors alike.
Kevin Judd was born in England and raised in Australia. He was the chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay Vineyards from 1985 until 2009, and was responsible for the development of the company's range of premium wines, including the renowned Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. In 2009 he left Cloudy Bay to establish his own label, Greywacke. He has been seriously involved in wine photography for 20 years, and has had his work published in numerous publications throughout the world. His first book was the acclaimed Colour of Wine, which featured his photographs of the Marlborough wine region.