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…
A rich, stylish and complex red wine made from 40% Syrah, 30% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache and 10% Carignan. Aged in used oak barriques.
Aromas of dark berries, Christmas spices and a hint of saddle-leather. The palate is rich and spicy with flavours of dark fruits. It has good structure and body and generally ages well for around 8 years.
A very versatile wine for meat dishes of almost any kind, roast chicken, stews, steaks and grills. Vegetarians should try it with something rich and warming like aubergine parmigiana or a tomato and courgette tagine. And cheese or course, who could forget cheese?