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James Busby’s viticulture and wine manual

James Busby’s viticulture and wine manual

James Busby is best known as the founder of Australia’s wine industry, but he also grew grapes and made wine in New Zealand in the mid-19th century. His viticulture and wine manual, initially written for settlers in New South Wales, was reprinted in New Zealand in 1862.

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Wine - 19th-century origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 24 Nov 2008