Julie McIntyre is a senior lecturer in history, University of Newcastle. Her career has focused on exploring wine growing, making and selling as a lens onto the Australian past. She is concerned with themes that include Indigenous-settler relations, migration, science and the environment. Her first book First Vintage: Wine in Colonial New South Wales (NewSouth, 2012) won a Gourmand Publishing Award and was shortlisted for other honours, including the NSW Premier’s History Awards. She is the 2018 State Library of NSW Merewether Fellow and a 2019 Fulbright Scholar. Her most recent book is Hunter Wine: A History (NewSouth, 2018), co-authored with John Germov.