19 Crimes comes to us from one of the oldest and most storied wineries in Australia, Baileyâ€™s of Glenrowan. It was established in 1870, by Richard Bailey â€“a former shop keep who supplied local gold miners. As the gold rush dried up, the resilient Bailey family turned to farming and established one of the regionâ€™s first vineyards in the harsh, unforgiving Victoria countryside.Today, Baileyâ€™s stands among Australiaâ€™s finest wineries. Itâ€™s here, through a combination of old-world techniques and contemporary skills that 19 Crimes is proudly produced.
Baileyâ€™s also has its share of criminal history. It was in 1880 at Glenrowan â€“ just a short distance from the winery â€“ that notorious bushranger Ned Kelly was finally captured. Stories like Kellyâ€™s define the rough and tumble upbringing of Australia. Itâ€™s from here that the inspiration for 19 Crimes was drawn.