Back in the 1990s Sam and Rachel Atkins (nee Fox), David Cumming, Jane Gordon and Natasha Mooney had a dream, and that was to make, market and sell premium wines from the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills that would one day sit amongst the great brands of the world as measured by value and enjoyment.
Having learned their trade through working with some of Australia’s largest wine companies, today they’re well on the road to achieving that dream: their boutique Fox Gordon label that they launched in 2000 recognises the founding women in the company through the surnames of Rachel and Jane, together with a logo of stylised images of Rachel and Natasha (who is company winemaker).
And while already well on their road, they say they do not mind how much time it takes to fulfil their goals and dreams, nor the commitment, investment, belief and passion necessary to go with it.
A rewarding drop reflecting these attributes and which they’ve just-recently released is the Fox Gordon By George Cabernet Tempranillo 2012, a quite unusual blend that delivers rich blueberry and rhubarb fruit flavours together with sweet, juicy tannins.
Enjoy with a red duck curry, or spicy paella.