Tour de Cure (https://tourdecure.com.au/)
In 2007, three mates – Geoff Coombes, Samantha Hollier-James and Gary Bertwistle – met up for a quiet coffee in Sydney.
They wanted to make a difference and decided to see what disease affected the most Australians. With 1 in 2 men and women affected by cancer by the age of 85, they decided to focus their efforts on helping to find a cure for cancer.
In 2018, two mates - Daren Armstrong (himself a survivor who has participated in the tour for a number of years) and Brett Hayes met up for a coffee of all things, and decided that we could contribute, leveraging wine to raise funds for Tour de Cure. We decided on making a single barrel, chosen by Daren from the 2018 vintage, hand label, tissue wrap and box with all the proceeds going to the charity.
The 2018 Tour de Cure Single Barrel Grenache was sourced from Glenn Becker’s old bush vine Grenache Vineyard, ‘Glengrae’ located in Ebenezer in the Northern Barossa. Hand picked at perfect ripeness late in the season, the small batch was fermented in a small open top fermenter before being transferred to a single older French Oak Hogshead. Bottled in December 2019. A wine to be enjoyed now and in the medium term.
Wine can be ordered from our wine page in 6 packs from early March 2019