Pure Black represents a pursuit of excellence. It took over a decade from the genesis of creation to releasing the debut vintage. It is created from 2% of the best barrels from the vintage and is only released in outstanding vintages.
Richard, a respectable tailor living on the high streets of Dover with his wife and 8 children, engaged in a second business under the cover of darkness – smuggling casks of Bordeaux wine across the English Channel. We can only speculate that his dark secret began to catch up with him and Richard decided a change of scenery was needed. So he packed up his family and headed for the newly colonised South Australia. It was here that he started growing Grenache, Shiraz and Pedro Ximenez grapes for ‘the health of the family’. So started South Australia's first wine dynasty that continues to this day.