Inevitably my Irish heritage had to surface. Tir na N'og (pronounced 'Tier nah Nohg') is Gaelic for 'Land of the Youth'.
This is my very own new label. Inevitably my Irish heritage had to surface. Tir na N'og (pronounced 'Tier nah Nohg) is Gaelic for 'Land of the Youth'. Irish legends and myths tell of a land where mortal time was suspended and everyone was young and beautiful. A place we all no doubt aspire to live in.
Vines were first planted in McLaren Vale in the mid 1800's with pioneers such as Thomas Hardy, John Reynell and Dr AC Kelly, leading the charge with their passion being for Rhone varieties, notably Shiraz (Syrah), Grenache and Mourvedre. There was a further wave of plantings to the north of the McLaren Flat initiated primarily by Italian immigrants. These higher elevation vineyards have some of the most treasured Old Vine sources for Grenache.