On returning home from both World Wars, soldiers were offered small plots of land to farm by the Australian government. Known as the Soldiers Settlement Scheme, this was the chance to make a new start and leave the turmoil of battle in the past.
This wine has two purposes. The first is to acknowledge & hopefully preserve the remaining old vineyards located in the Riverland (planted by returning soldiers but unfortunately many have been removed for economic reasons). The second purpose is to provide ongoing funding to the Returned & Services League (RSL). Today marks the birth of a partnership between Ricca Terra & RSL.
Your purchase of this wine will help both causes.