Trathen Hall Wines was founded by Blair Trathen and Arabella Hall. Blair hails from the South Island of New Zealand, and Arabella grew up on the even smaller island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., where the two first met. With post graduate diplomas in viticulture and oenology from Lincoln University in New Zealand, they embarked on a decade long winemaking odyssey working in vineyards and making wine around the globe, namely New Zealand, Western Australia, South Africa, New York and Oregon. The majority of their experience had been in the Central Otago region of New Zealand, but in 2008 they were lured back to the Willamette Valley. It is in Oregon with the generous support of family and the wine making community that Trathen Hall Wines has come to fruition.
New wines in Integrity Wines Portfolio:
On May 16th, 17th and 18th David Stephan, Integrity Wines and DIVA Wine USA Managing Director, will be biking with some of the country’s greatest chefs some 300 miles as part of a three-day fundraising endurance cycling event called “Chef Cycle”.
They will ride to raise as much money as possible to support the “No Kid Hungry/Share our strength” program and end childhood hunger in America.
You can follow his journey and learn about more ways to get involved at www.ChefsCycle.org and by following #ChefsCycle.
In January Integrity Wines will launch a brand new Chateauneuf du Pape estate and that is Domaine Durieu. Named “rising star of the Rhone by Robert Parker”, this is another great addition to the unique selection of Integrity Wines.
“The young Vincent Durieu makes these consistently outstanding, Provençal Châteauneuf du Papes that have plenty of fruit and charm. He was one of the few vignerons to produce his special cuvees in 2013, both of which I might add, showed much better from bottle than barrel, which is always a good sign.”
Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)