100 Great New Zealand Wineries features many of the best vineyards in the country. All New Zealand's main wine-making regions are described, with wineries chosen not only for the quality of the wine produced, but also for their history, cellar-door atmosphere, awards won and the impact the winery has had at home and abroad. Author Douglas Renall has walked the vineyards, searched the cellars and talked with winemakers and vineyard managers to gather fascinating insights about the viticulture methods employed, the oenology practices used and with the people who work long days in the vineyard and equally long nights in the cellar. Often visiting wineries several times, and always with his camera, he has also captured the beauty and seasonal differences of vineyards around the country. Learn More


The latest work by Douglas Renall is currently at the final stages of editing and production. The book is an account of his time living at Chateau Mauvesin and working two vintages at Château Leoville Langoa Barton in Bordeaux. The book dives into the life lessons learned, the adventures, the delicious food enjoyed, the insanely high-quality wine had but most of all it’s about the winemaking methods of the masters and the people he got to know during his two vintages there.  It is a book for the soulful traveller, the wine fanatic, the Bordeaux lover or the wine professional wanting insights into the workings of one of the most prestigious chateaux on the planet. This is his account of those days....learn more