Introducing Davey & Browne: Fellowship of Fine Wines
Award-winning wines from Australia’s McLaren Vale
SEATTLE – (June 11, 2019) – Precept Wine announces the addition of Davey & Browne to its internationally acclaimed portfolio of wines from Australia. Davey & Browne represents the culmination of a long, enduring friendship between noted Australian wine luminary Kym Davey and American wine entrepreneur Andrew Browne. Together, these lifelong friends harnessed a whirlwind of energy, enthusiasm and passion to create a fellowship of fine wines.
“The Davey Brothers are recognized internationally for their stellar wines. Davey & Browne is a special collaboration years in the making, based a friendship and a partnership that has spanned decades,” states Andrew Browne, Chief Executive Officer of Precept Wine. “We share a passion for adventure – for Kym it’s motorcycles and for me it’s fly fishing. These wines are an honest expression of shared experiences and lasting friendship, as well as an honorary tribute to our grandfathers.”
The Gordon and Bitner block from the Davey Estate vineyard, is named in honor of both Kym and John’s grandfather (Gordon) and Andrew’s grandfather (Bitner).
“These wines, created by my brother John, represent a celebration. We believe that passion and pride are attributes that can be gained from our forefathers, our upbringing, and our friendships throughout life,” says Kym Davey. “We are proud to recognize Gordon Hartley Sharpe’s vision over sixty years ago, by staking claim to our Estate.”
John and his brother Kym combined their talents in the 1990’s to further develop the Davey Estate Vineyard in McLaren Vale, one of Australia’s most renowned wine growing areas. The McLaren Vale region is located 45 miles south of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. The wines, each made in its distinct style, showcase the best the McLaren Vale region has to offer. They also represent a family committed to producing outstanding wines from the land they love.
Winemaker John Davey’s approach to crafting wine is modern and minimalist. Respecting the fruit is crucial, with small batch open fermentation, gentle handling, pressing and maturation, resulting in balanced, food friendly wines expressive of their terroir.
“When you own your own vineyard and make your own wines, you manage the site right down to the individual vine,” John Davey explains. “Our goal is to produce superior fruit that will make rich, ripe and complex wines, typical of McLaren Vale.”
About the wines:
Gordon & Bitner Block 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: Upfront aromas of toasted cedar, cassis and vanilla; full-bodied and concentrated, with a ripe, mid-palate and a long silky finish. Deep, ripe blackberry flavors create a complex and harmonious balance of long, slow maturation and oak integration.
Region: 100% McLaren Vale
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Davey & Browne Vortex Red Blend
Tasting Notes: Dark berry fruit mixes with hints of cherry and strawberry to deliver an easy drinking style with a long, lingering finish.
Region: 100% McLaren Vale
Varietal: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Tempranillo, 5% Grenache
Davey & Browne Black Bubbles
Tasting Notes: A complex and luscious sparkling wine with sweet notes of dark berries and creaminess from bubbles, balanced with fine tannins and acidity.
Region: 100% McLaren Vale
Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Davey & Browne wines are available in select retail and restaurant locations nationwide.
About Davey Estate Vineyard:
Critically acclaimed Davey Estate Vineyard is located in the Willunga Basin at the southern end of the McLaren Vale Wine region in South Australia. Kym and John Davey planted and nurture their family-owned and sustainably managed estate vineyard on land their grandfather purchased in the1950s. Their goal is to produce high-quality, affordable wines from select vineyard blocks that express the true character of McLaren Vale. Recent awards and trophies include: Real Review’s Top Wineries of Australia (2019 & 2018), 3 trophies from Royal Adelaide Wine Show (2017), Grand Champion Wine of Show: Royal Queensland Wine Show (2013), Australia’s Top Twenty Best Value Producers, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2011). Learn more at http://www.shingleback.com.au
Seattle-based Precept Wine is the largest privately held wine producer in the Pacific Northwest and a top 13 American wine producer. With deep roots representing more than 30 years of Northwest investments in the wine industry, Precept owns and maintains nearly 5,000 planted vineyard acres across Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon; such leading wine brands as Sawtooth, Waterbrook, Gruet, Browne Family Vineyards, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, House Wine, Pendulum, Washington Hills, Battle Creek Cellars, Primarius, Ste. Chapelle, Cense, Colby Red and Dearly Beloved, plus tasting rooms and hospitality throughout the Northwest. Founded in 2003 by Andrew Browne and Dan Baty, the company’s wineries have garnered more than 700 combined best buys and critical scores exceeding 90 points. Learn more at www.preceptwine.com