Lonely Planet’s Wine Trails: Australia & New Zealand is a comprehensive companion to 40 weekends of wine-tasting across the two nations.

The follow-up to Lonely Planet’s best-selling 2015 book, Wine Trails, in this edition readers will meet the regions’ best winemakers, and discover each place, its people and their traditions through the wine that is made there. A team of wine professionals and enthusiasts, including well-renowned wine critic Huon Hooke and VinoMofo’s Michael Ellis, have written the Australia itineraries, reviewing the most rewarding wineries to visit and the most memorable wines to taste. Wineries featured in the book include Queensland’s Granite Belt, and New South Wales’ Hunter Valley, Mudgee, Orange and Riverina.

Wine Trails: Australia & New Zealand also contains maps, practical details and weekend-long itineraries for each region, where to stay and eat, and of course, where to drink. Lonely Planet spokesperson and contributor Chris Zeiher says, “We’ve all experience it on our travels – when a local wine could not be more perfectly suited to the moment. Tasting wine in the place it was made can be a revelation. It is this personal introduction to wine, in its home, that is at the heart of wine-touring’s appeal.”

Lonely Planet was established in 2016 to enable travelers (both on and off the road) to discover local, authentic and delicious food and travel hotspots around the world.

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