Warren Moran is a geographer and professor emeritus at the University of Auckland. Beginning with his 1958 MA thesis, Moran has published extensively on wine (and rural industries more generally) in New Zealand and overseas. He was co-author of Geography: A Study of its Elements. Among awards, he has been named a distinguished geographer by the New Zealand Geographical Society.
"Finally, the book that needed to be written about New Zealand wine, by the person best-qualified to write it. As New Zealand wines attain increasing international recognition at the premium quality level we need a scholarly reference detailing how this became possible. This book will be the basic reference for all who comment on New Zealand wine, and reflects the author's lifetime of commitment and academic rigour in regard to this exciting industry." - John Buck, Te Mata Estate Winery "This is a beautifully written book, giving you a sense of place and of the tremendous drive and passion of the pioneers. Warren Moran has fully engaged himself in the deeper notions of the land, the people, the role of vines and wine, and the links to the old world." - Rudi Bauer, Quartz Reef Wines "New Zealand Wine will take you on a journey from Auckland to Hawkes Bay, Marlborough to Central Otago, and explores the winemakers, and their stunning wines that are scattered throughout." - Australian Gourmet Traveller