19 Crimes turned criminals into colonists.Upon conviction, British rogues, guilty of at least one of the 19 Crimes, were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death.This punishment by "transportation" began in 1788, and many of the lawless died at sea.For the rough-hewn prisoners who made it to shore, a new world awaits.As pioneers in a frontier penal colony, they forged a new country and new lives, brick by brick.
Our Hard Chard honors the brave contributions of the women banished to Australia with the bold expression of Chardonnay we would make.
Colour: Straw yellow.Nose: Lifted aromas of stone fruit, all carried onto the palate & supported by a creamy oak backbone.The fruit sweetness is balanced by acidity, which drives the lingering finish of butterscotch & spice.
Region: South Eastern Australia
Producer: 19 Crimes
Acidity: 5.4 g/L
It’s the Industrial Revolution, people were increasingly moving to cities, prisons were overcrowded, and petty crime was on the rise. After the Revolution of 1776 prevented transportation to America, it was decided banishment to Australia would solve these problems.
She was caught and convicted for receiving stolen goods of cheese and bacon in Leicester, England. She trained and paid a group of teenage boys to steal the goods that she requested. In 1846 Jane left her husband and children behind and was transported for seven years to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) aboard the Sea Queen.