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19 Crimes

The men featured on our wine labels are not those of fiction. They were flesh and blood. Criminals, artists and scholars. In history, they share a bond – receiving "punishment by transportation" for violation of one of 19 crimes and becoming the first settlers of a new nation.

19 Crimes Bottle

19 Crimes

The men featured on our wine labels are not those of fiction. They were flesh and blood. Criminals, artists and scholars. In history, they share a bond – receiving "punishment by transportation" for violation of one of 19 crimes and becoming the first settlers of a new nation.

Year Established

2012

Winemaker

Tony Robinson

Varieties

Red Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz

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The men featured on our wine labels are not those of fiction. They were flesh and blood. Criminals, artists and scholars. In history, they share a bond – receiving "punishment by transportation" for violation of one of 19 crimes and becoming the first settlers of a new nation.

19 Crimes

Nineteen crimes turned criminals into colonists.

Upon conviction, British rogues, guilty of at least one of the 19 Crimes, were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. This punishment by 'transportation' began in 1788, and many of the lawless died at sea.

For the rough-hewn prisoners who made it to the shore, a new world awaited. As pioneers in a frontier penal colony, they forged a new country and new lives, brick by brick. This wine celebrates the rules they broke and the culture they built.

It would be a crime not to drink it!
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