Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc
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In 1768 the famous English navigator Captain James Cook was asked by the Royal Navy to observe the passage
of Venus at Tahiti. His real mission was to search and prove the existence of Terra Australis Incognita (unknown
southern land), which we now know as Australia. During his travels, Captain James Cook spent six months
chartering the New Zealand coast and proved that the country was not a continent as originally thought, but two
separate islands. In homage to New Zealand and the pioneering spirit of Captain Cook, Crew wines created the
Chasing Venus portfolio. Chasing Venus wines are produced vineyards in the heart of the Marlborough appellation.
Griggs is an old riverbed composed of gravelly, well-draining soils that produce grapes with pronounced grapefruit
flavors. The Race Track vineyard is just west of the town of Blenheim and planted to heavy clay soils, which lend
herbaceous aromas and flavors. Rounding out the trio is Comely Bank vineyard, which is located just south of
Blenheim in the alluvial soils of the valley.
Crew Wines is owned and operated by the Gugiere family, former owners and founders of R.H. Phillips. After selling
the company, John and his wife Lane along with his brother Karl decided to focus on producing approachable, foodfriendly
wines that showcase a specific terroir or varietal.