Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781913141127

Publication Date: 30 April, 2021

Pages: 256

Viking in the Vineyard

Stories from a Revolutionary Winemaker

Peter Vinding-Diers

£30.00

‘Peter has shot like a comet through the wine-skies over the past 50 years. People all over the world of wine have looked up suddenly to see this mysterious light, brighter than any satellite, whizzing by…’
Hugh Johnson

Peter Vinding-Diers is a Danish aristocrat turned roving winemaker who on escaping his studies at the Sorbonne one summer found himself on Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune, suddenly besotted. His first foray into wine took him to the Cape (via a quick turn parachuting into war-torn Vietnam), where he learned vineyard ways and wine science. Next came a dazzling decade in Bordeaux, where his pioneering exploits began to catch the world’s attention. He then ventured to Bulgaria, Brazil, Spain, Chile and Hungary earning himself the title ‘Flying Winemaker’ (he was one of the first). Along his wine journey, Peter has frequently had to call on his Viking ancestors for help – not least in taming his ‘Montecarrubo’ vineyards on the wilder side of Sicily – but whether by accident or design he has always found himself at the forefront of vinous discovery.

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Weight 0.810 kg
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225 x 170mm hardback
Full colour, 256 pages

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Peter Vinding-Diers was born in Denmark, son of the writer Ole Vinding and his wife, the painter
AnneLise Grantzau-Christensen, and educated in Denmark, England and France where he studied
agriculture and journalism. His adventurous life began with his stint as a journalist in Paris in the
mid-sixties, then as a war correspondent in 1966 covering Nigeria, the Straits of Malaya, the Hong
Kong riots, Vietnam – where he parachuted with the 101st airborne division – and Aden. His career
in wine has covered many key innovations and business successes around the world. He shows no
signs of stopping as his Sicilian Montecarrubo wines, made on the shores of the Ionian Sea, attract
increasing attention.