Owned and operated by Englishman Jonathan Hesford and his Kiwi wife, Rachel Treloar. Rachel’s Maori and Cornish ancestry is reflected in their logo.
On 11 September 2001, they were living one block away from the World Trade Center. After seeing both planes crash into the buildings from a few hundred metres, they left their apartment with what they could carry. In the aftermath of that disaster, they lost their home, jobs and their right to live in the States.
The experience made them think about what really mattered in their life. They wanted a different environment for their children. They wanted to have more control over their direction and to spend our time working at something that truly motivates them. Enter wine…
The secret is that normally a Cotes du Roussillon should have no more than 80% syrah, but this wine has around 95%, with Grenache added to soften the edges and Mourvedre to add a bit of spice.
The nose is a powerful combination of chocolate cake, tobacco and dark berries. A concentrated, structured wine with great length.
There is something about Syrah that just says ‘beef’. Whether that is a lovely entrecôte and real chips, a proper roast or even a gourmet burger. And why not even try a chunky veggie equivalent!