Weekend Australian masthead

20 March 2004
Review by Max Allen

If you only read one book about vineyard dogs
this year…

A couple of photographers I know have thought about doing a book on the dogs you come across at cellar doors, and the way the canine custodians can reflect the character of their owners and wines. Craig McGill and Susan Elliott have not only thought about it – they’ve done it, with Wine Dogs.

Portraits of winery hounds could be a recipe for tackiness, but the quality of images, the humour of the text (including lively contributions from the likes of Chester Osborn and Rockford’s Robert O’Callaghan) and the high production values make this a really affecting, surprisingly revealing book about dogs, humans and wine.