State Library of South Australia

Wine literature of the world

The State Library of South Australia has the largest collection of wine literature in the southern hemisphere and one of the biggest in the world. This is appropriate for a state whose wine industry is one of its major economic activities.

The collection ranges from an 11th century manuscript leaf detailing punishments for drunken monks, to recently published books and magazines in different languages.

Donations of wine and beer labels, menus and wine lists from the community, and diaries from wine-makers add colour and life. Although the collection is strong in South Australian and other Australian material, the aim is to cover the whole world of wine.

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