Carol Middleton reviews 'Passing Clouds' by Graeme Leith

Carol Middleton reviews 'Passing Clouds' by Graeme Leith

Passing Clouds: A winemaker's journey

Allen & Unwin, $32.99 pb, 314 pp, 9781760111205

Graeme Leith’s intention in writing this memoir was to pass on his knowledge and experience as chief winemaker of Passing Clouds winery in Victoria. Along the way, he discovered there was a lot more to say about his seventy-three years of life as an adventurer, larrikin, and family man. The result is almost an autobiography, complete with photographs, tracing his hard-working life from the Melbourne suburb of Preston to the ‘exhilarating rollercoaster ride’ of the vineyard in the Macedon Ranges.

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Carol Middleton

Carol Middleton

Carol Middleton is a journalist, arts critic and author, based in Melbourne. Her short story awards include second place in The Age competition 2010. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in the anthologies Melbourne Subjective, Ink3 and Vine Leaves Literary Journal. She is working on a memoir in essays. Her work can be seen at http://carolmiddleton.com.au

Published in May 2015, no. 371