Doug’s backstory to Vale Cru’s origins
It was about eight years ago when Rose Kentish, from Ulithorne Wines, and I sat down and talked about getting together a group of small producers - the majority of winemakers who didn’t have cellar doors – and band together to show our products.
|Rose Kentish: Vale Cru founder and first chair.|
We started with 15 producers and we’ve had an annual event since. And we’ve been blessed; every year we’ve had it here at the Victory the sun has shone.
Some of the winemakers have become a little too big so they have stepped off and other small ones have come on board.
And this year we farewell Rose and wish her all the best with her next venture, keeping in mind that no matter whether past or present, all members are part of the Vale Cru community.