Almost 50 years ago, the Kemp family planted and cared for one of the very first vineyards in the soils of Poverty Bay, Gisborne. Their property backed on to Denis Irwin's renowned establishment and for many years, some of New Zealand's most famous viniculturists passed through the farm gates.
So perhaps it was not surprising that some 30 years later the family would look to carve out its own niche in the fine wine trade.
This began with an award winning restaurant in Taupo - The Bach - and has now evolved into the comprehensive fine wine trading company it is today.
We proudly represent smaller producers, making exquisite wines, in limited quantity. They are the avant garde.
We see ourselves as champions of this cause, with a crystal clear objective - to revive and inspire the wine lists and palates of this country, in celebration of their outstanding achievements.