Last week, in true Gotstyle fashion, we threw a criminally amazing fete celebrating the Ontario launch of 19 Crimes– a winery out of Australia that produces two exceptional reds- the 2012 Shiraz Durif and the Shiraz Grenache Mataro. The event, held at our grand Distillery District location, treated the well-dressed crowd to delicious glasses of 19 Crimes wine along with an assortment of divine hors d’oeuvres. As with all GS affairs, it was our loyal customers who made the event special and stellar. Thanks to all who attended the mobster soiree and for making it yet another memorable evening.
19 Crimes comes to us from one of the oldest and most storied wineries in Australia, Bailey’s of Glenrowan. It was established in 1870, by Richard Bailey –a former shop keep who supplied local gold miners. As the gold rush dried up, the resilient Bailey family turned to farming and established one of the region’s first vineyards in the harsh, unforgiving Victoria countryside.Today, Bailey’s stands among Australia’s finest wineries. It’s here, through a combination of old-world techniques and contemporary skills that 19 Crimes is proudly produced.
Bailey’s also has its share of criminal history. It was in 1880 at Glenrowan – just a short distance from the winery – that notorious bushranger Ned Kelly was finally captured. Stories like Kelly’s define the rough and tumble upbringing of Australia. It’s from here that the inspiration for 19 Crimes was drawn.
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