Passing Clouds: A winemaker's journey by Graeme Leith

By Graeme Leith

Graeme Leith-electrician, Italophile and jack of all trades-joined Melbourne's theatre collective at Carlton's famously cutting edge Pram manufacturing facility theatre and stated, 'Let there be light.' And there has been: Graeme Blundell, Jack Hibberd, Max Gillies etc produced over a hundred and forty new Australian performs in ten years.

Like lots 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 flavor of 'ethereal' wine and fell in love.

But Graeme had additionally fallen for the assumption of constructing wine, and within the mid-1970s he and his associate Sue Mackinnon demonstrated Passing Clouds, a winery in Victoria's Spa nation that produced award-winning wines from the beginning.

Then tragedy struck. In 1984 Graeme's attractive and proficient 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 pass, the place it have been deserted via their killers.

Heartfelt and heartbreaking, funny and hilarious, Passing Clouds tells of a lifestyles totally lived-a existence embracing the adventure of fatherhood, of triumph and catastrophe, of pleasure and tragedy, of ingenuity and sheer labor and, especially, an unquenchable optimism.

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