This is Colin Kay speaking. Many members of the Kay family took their turns to pay loving and witty respect to the tireless generations that went before. We took a tasty lunch with beautiful Kay Brothers wines. That dry vintage air hung heavy with memories and anecdote for three perfect hours.
Many Kays gathered around to assist Colin cut the book cake. We ate slices of it with their first sparkling Shiraz, a brilliant rich but balanced wine which has immediately taken a place in the front ranks of this rare Australian style.
That's young George Kay with his Mum Elspeth and Grandpa Colin. At four years of age, he made a good speech, too, about how he loves tasting the grapes with Grandpa at vintage
Watch DRINKSTER for a forthcoming review of this important book. It's a telling glimpse into the sort of tireless toil that builds these mighty enduring Australian wine families.
The Kay Brothers board, just by the way, is always 50-50, men and women.