19 Crimes Limited Edition Revolutionary Red Blend
Nineteen crimes turned convicts into colonists. Upon conviction British rogues guilty of at least one of the 19 crimes were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. This punishment by “transportation” began in 1787 and many of the lawless died at sea. For the rough-hewn prisoners who made it to shore, a new world awaited. As pioneers in a frontier penal colony, they forged a new country and new lives, brick by brick. This wine celebrates the rules they broke and the culture they built.
John Devoy was a part of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and Fenian Rising and the mastermind behind the most daring prison escape in Australian history, The Catalpa Rescue. Six Irish prisoners escaped including James Wilson and Michael Harrington.
19 Crimes Revolutionary Red Blend is a stout-style red blend. Rich, round, and distinctly sweet with vanilla aromas that carry through the subtle flavors.