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…
An approachable yet spicy and stylish red wine made from 95% Grenache (including the Catalan variant Lladoner Pelut) and a touch of Syrah. It has more structure and freshness than many Roussillon Grenaches because it is grown on limestone and clay, rather than schiste and picked a little earlier.
Aromas of ripe raspberries, dark chocolate and Caribbean spices. The palate is warm and spicy with flavours of dried fruits and chocolate cake.
A lower tannin wine that is pretty versatile for a nice barbecue party or dishes like lamb chops, toad-in-the-hole or pasta dishes based on tomatoes. Spicy Moroccan chickpeas with chunky vegetables or why not try it with dark chocolate!