Diary of a Vintage. Tate Adams.
Diary of a Vintage
Diary of a Vintage

Diary of a Vintage

Melbourne, Australia: Lyre Bird Press, 1981. Adams, Tate.
Second-hand hardcover

Adams, Tate. Diary of a Vintage: the work cycle of the year 1979 at Wynns Coonawarra Estate. Lyre Bird Press: Melbourne, Australia 1981. 4to HC Burgundy Silk Dec Gilt Emb Bds in slipcase xvi,42,[2]pp. (introduction by David Wynn) (signed #35/375) Fine

Adams, Tate. Diary of a Vintage: the work cycle of the year 1979 at Wynns Coonawarra Estate in South Australia - depicted in twenty-six wood engravings and text by Tate Adams. Melbourne [Australia]: Lyre Bird Press, September 1981. 4to (210x210mm) Hardcover Burgundy Silk Gilt Lettered Boards in matching slipcase. xvi,42,[2]pp. (introduction by David Wynn) [SIGNED] [Limited Edition #35/375)] Fine.  Original invitation to the launch laid in.


Tate Adams AM (1922 - 2018) was an Australian print-maker and engraver.  Widely regarded as the 'Godfather' of contemporary Australian printmaking, Tate taught printmaking to many of Australia's greatest print-makers, established print specialist galleries and founded and supported Lyre Bird Press to print high calibre printed works.


All the illustrations in this book were engraved in boxwood by the artist and the edition printed directly from the artist's blocks, thus making all the illustrations artist's original prints


Wynns Coonawarra Estate is a famed winery in the township of Coonawarra, South Australia.  Coonawarra is region that has a singular story based on a unique cigar-shaped strip of terra rossa soil over limestone.  Established as a 'fruit colony in the 1880s, the region provided grapes for many of the great wines of the early 20th century.  After a long period of significant decline, the region became known for quality wine again after David Wynn established Wynns Coonawarra Estate in 1951.  Through the second half of the 20th century Coonawarra, and particularly Coonawarra Cabernet, was one of the most sought after wines and wine regions in Australia.  Older vintages of Wynns 'Black Label' and 'Red Stripe' hold a special place in Australian wine lovers' cellars and hearts.  Over the years David Wynn engaged a number of artists and writers such as Tate Adams and Walter James to record and celebrate the Coonawarra region and Wynns Coonawarra Estate.


[OCLC only records 5 copies outside of Australia.  Gabler G7040]

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ISBN: 0949844017

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