1788 - Outlaws who were found guilty of one of the 19 Crimes in the United Kingdom escaped with their lives but became colonists. For the punishment was "transport" to Australia and that meant months of shipping. Many of the outlaws lost their lives on the crossing - some survived.
A new world and a new life awaited the survivors, the pioneers in a border penal colony. The 19 Crimes wines tell of the prisoners who broke rules and the culture they built.
Live labels and 19 corks
The people on the labels were not born of fantasy, but were flesh and blood. The wines of 19 Crimes are a tribute to them, and by means of an app you can listen to the historical stories about the label. But also the corks speak for themselves. One of the 19 Crimes is printed on them, which led to the punishment by "transport". These are crimes like:
- Stealing a shroud from a grave
- Counterfeiting of copper coins
- steal or destroy roots, trees or plants
- Lighting undergrowth
- Purchase or receipt of stolen goods, jewels and plates...
Look forward to great wines from 19 Crimes and exciting stories.
And what crime do you wear wine corks?
More information about 19 Crimes
|Company Name:||19 Crimes|
|Street:||161 Collins Street|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+61 3 8533 3000|
|Fax:||+61 3 9690 5196|
|Company Group:||Treasury Wine Estates Limited|