RECORDED 9/30/16: For this episode I was so excited to speak with the founders of the McBride Sisters Wine. The sisters grew up a world apart but when they were united after their father’s death, the discovered a shared passion for wine-making. Thus, McBride Sisters Wine was born. The sisters are blazing new paths in the wine business and have an inspiring story to share. You can listen to the episode here or download it from itunes.-Heidi Durrow
Though continents apart, Robin & Andréa were both raised around vineyards in newly developing wine regions (Monterey, California, and Marlborough, New Zealand)—each independently fostering their own appreciation for the craft of winemaking and each unaware of the other for nearly half their lives.
Despite the 7,000 miles that separated them, they would eventually find their way to each other in 1999. Their story, proof of the bond that can form over a bottle of wine and is a story their now telling with all McBride Sisters creations.
As entrepreneurs with over 11 years in the wine business, they have been involved in every facet of the industry from grape growing, winemaking, importation, distribution, sales, marketing and are advanced WSET level 3. Their passion lies in making wine, wine education seminars, inspirational speaking and connecting with their wine drinkers around the world.
As Vintners the sisters have two wine brands under the McBride Sisters Wine Company: the first is eco.love Wines from New Zealand, the second is the newly unveiled Truvée Wines from the Central Coast of California. The McBride Sisters Wine Company sells over 1.2 Million bottles of wine per year.