14th April – Father of Australian Boutique Wine Industry, Max Lake Died Today 2009

Max Emory Lake, (24 July 1924 – 14 April 2009) was an Australian winemaker and surgeon, who is generally regarded as the “father of the Australian boutique wine industry”. Lake was born in 1924 in Albany, in upstate New York in the United States, where his parents, David and Hannah, worked in the … [Read more...]

The Vineyard is a Voracious Feeder on Capital…

I was prowling through one of my favourite 2nd hand bookshops and found a copy of Max Lakes 'Hunter Wine'. Max Lake started Lakes Folly (the first boutique winery in Australia) in the Hunter Valley north of Sydney and is one of the original doctor winemakers. That is he was a surgeon during the week … [Read more...]