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Artwork by Winslow Homer; "First Bermuda Settlers, 1901" .
History has it that sailors would carry live pigs aboard the ships while crossing the Atlantic. Juan de Bermudez spotted the islands in 1515 when searching for his shipwrecked son. He then continued on to Florida but left some pigs there as a source of food in case he shipwrecked on his way home. These islands were named after him, now known as Bermuda.
In 1609, the 'Sea Venture' en route from England to Jamestown, Virginia, foundered off the east coast of Bermuda. The hogs provided food for the 150 survivors. Bermuda was initially known as 'Hogge Island'. The survivors built the 'Deliverance' and "Patience" from the wreckage and sailed to Jamestown, this time with salted fish and pork. When they arrived at James Fort, they found the few surviving settlers were weak with diseases and famine. These Hogs helped to save Jamestown.
The hog's importance to Bermuda is exemplified by the use of a hog on Bermuda's one cent piece. Winslow Homer's painting was also used as a Bermudian stamp in 1987.
What drives us?
Our mission is to produce the highest quality artisan wines we know wine connoisseurs will appreciate while keeping the price affordable. Starting with the best grapes we can find and oak barrels that meet our approval, we use patience to achieve our goal. We harvest only when the fruit is ripe and bottle when we believe it is time. Since we do not have a tasting room, we are not pressured to release wines until we believe they are ready. Enjoy!
Come visit us
We invite Bermudians and other interested parties to visit our wonderful wine region on the central coast area of California. Contact us for a private tasting of our Wild Hogge wines as well as our domestic Jade Moon wines.
Appointments for tastings are required. 805-226-0214.