By Graeme Leith
Like a lot of his iteration, Graeme left suburban Australia within the Nineteen Fifties, sure for London and Europe. After a stint in Britain's atomic guns he rode his Lambretta scooter to Perugia in Italy, the place he had his first style of 'ethereal' wine and fell in love.
But Graeme had additionally fallen for the belief of creating wine, and within the mid-1970s he and his accomplice Sue Mackinnon proven Passing Clouds, a winery in Victoria's Spa state that produced award-winning wines from the beginning.
Then tragedy struck. In 1984 Graeme's appealing and gifted daughter Ondine and her boyfriend David vanished en path to the South Coast of latest South Wales. Ten days later their ute was once present in Kings move, the place it were deserted through their killers.
Heartfelt and heartbreaking, funny and hilarious, Passing Clouds tells of a lifestyles absolutely lived-a lifestyles embracing the adventure of fatherhood, of triumph and catastrophe, of pleasure and tragedy, of ingenuity and sheer labor and, certainly, an unquenchable optimism.
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Passing Clouds: A winemaker's journey by Graeme Leith