Tom H. Percy was born, raised and lived in Toronto, Canada until he emigrated to New Zealand in 2003. He has spent over forty years writing in various genres including song-writing, business writing, sub-editing, website content and feature writing. Since shifting to Marlborough in 2006, he has contributed many articles and features to the Marlborough Express, and also does freelance writing for other Marlborough businesses. The idea for this book sprung from the PANPA award-winning Marlborough Express feature for the opening of Yealands Estate Winery in 2008. This is the author's first book.