Some of the biggest innovations came from doing it by the book
While Josip Babich’s winemaking had always been a healthy mix of tradition, intuition and trial and error, youngest son Joe saw room for improvement.
When Joe was mastering his craft, the Californian wine industry was a couple of decades ahead of New Zealand’s. It meant there was a model to follow and, most importantly, a book. Published in 1947, Principles and Practices of Winemaking was the best, and almost the only, reference book for a young winemaker to turn to. But thanks to this book, his winemaking peers, and a determination to do things better, Joe Babich helped introduce some of the biggest innovations in New Zealand’s wine industry.
Return to 100 Stories
Welcome to Babich Wines
To enter this website, please confirm that you are aged 18 years or older and should you purchase any wine that the receiver of the wine purchased is also aged 18 years or older. Thank you.