"Hoggie" - The rollercoaster life story of Gavin Hogg
Respected Australian winemaker Gavin Hogg has released a detailed autobiography, reflecting on his rollercoaster life, his own mortality as well as 47 years of winemaking in Coonawarra.
“Hoggie” documents the rollercoaster life story of Hogg, a Jimmy Watson Trophy winning winemaker who emerged from an upbringing of poverty to scale the heights of the Australian wine industry.
Providing never before told insights on how Jamiesons Run claimed the Jimmy Watson Trophy, as well as commentary on the rise and fall of the wine industry in Australia, “Hoggie” also touches on a wide array of topics including:
- Gavin’s battle with terminal cancer: the emotional rollercoaster it has taken him on
- A decade of darkness and enlightenment: Gavin’s triumph in recovering from depression and alcoholism
- Men’s mental health and the important role that community cricket has played in his own life, plus the day he claimed the wicket of Clive Lloyd.
- Politics and social responsibility