The unexpurgated Memoir of a Passionate Pioneer Winegrower 




About the author...

Kim Goldwater was born on Auckland's North Shore in 1937. He studied Engineering at Auckland University and graduated with a Batchelor's degree in Civil Engineering. He and his wife, Jeanette, travelled overseas where he worked as a Civil Engineer, spending three years in London and two years in Spain, before returning to New Zealand. Their time in Spain gave them a love of fine wine and the understanding that New Zealand could also produce wine of a similar high quality. This led them to establish a pioneer vineyard on Waiheke Island. Their success in this venture encouraged them to expand  production into Marlborough and later Hawkes Bay, to become one of the largest and most prestigious wine producers in New Zealand.