From Home for Life (Stillwater, Minnesota 55082)
Bristle wines of South Africa derives the inspiration for its name from Bristle, a real dog who belongs to the proprietors of this world famous vineyard producing outstanding wines that are sold all over the world. They have joined with Z Wines, a respected distributor of wines from around the world, and Home for Life® to offer the Bristle wines which will be introduced to our supporters at the Fancy Feast Gala.
Lorna and her husband, renowned wine judge Dave Hughes with Bristle, the inspiration for the label
Stonehill vineyard is situated at the head of picturesque Devon Valley to the north of Stellenbosch, South Africa’s counterpart to the Napa Valley. Owner, Lorna Hughes planted Cabernet Sauvignon on the property in 1992 and became guardian of the property in 1998. It is a site of a winery built circa 1926 and the old building is now the hub of Bristle wines.
Until very recently Lorna supplied her grapes to a number of wineries in the Stellenbosch area who made award winning wines from them. Eventually she teamed up with talented winemaker Mark Carmichael Green and they produced BristleRed which was an instant success. From the 2006 vintage a dry Cabernet Sauvignon Rose was made which has developed an almost cult-like following.
The Stonehill – Bristle Viognier is their lovely white wine offering. All three wines will be available for tasting at the Fall Gala and will be poured to accompany the gourmet dinner created by the chefs of D’Amica. Patrons will be able to purchase bottles of Bristle wines at the event and at several retail outlets in the Twin Cities: a portion of all proceeds will go to help the animals at Home for Life®. Look for the Home for Life® sticker bearing our logo on the bottle!
Stonehill labels carry a picture of Bristle, a pint sized wire haired terrier type mutt that was found dumped in a rubbish bin as a young pup and nursed back to health by Lorna. The label shows Bristle with a vine cutting in her mouth which she collects on her daily run with the family. She is now her constant companion and considered by locals to be Lorna’s manager.