The Story of the McBride Sisters and Truvée Wines
Derived from the French word for “to find,” Truvée Wines is a true labor of sisterly love. The McBride sisters’ story is fascinating. Robin and Andréa McBride share a father and though both were born in California, Robin was raised by her mom in Monterey and Andréa lived with her mother in New Zealand, each one unaware that the other existed, albeit on the other side of the world. Their father’s dying wish was for the sisters to connect and this happened for the first time when the young women were 16 and 25. They discovered a mutual interest in winemaking and the wine business.
The McBride Sisters, along with Diageo Chateau and Estate Wines, have released an affordable luxury wine, including a Chardonnay and a Rhone Style Red Blend. With their 10 years of experience — Robin growing up around vineyards, forests, and tidal pools, and Andréa learning the art of grapefarming firsthand from her uncle in Marlborough — the sisters selected the best grapes. The wines have been described as follows: “Velvety and full-bodied, the Truvée Red Blend is rich with dominant notes of blueberry, blackberry, caramel, cocoa and red cherry, creating a smooth and decadent flavor. While the Truvée Chardonnay exhibits a complex and lavish taste with hints of citrus, pear, honeysuckle, green apple and pineapple integrated into a clean, crisp finish.“
“Truvée embodies the spirit of our story, while naturally reflecting our signature winemaking style we’ve created a high-quality wine that is approachable and sophisticated,” says Robin. “Truvée stylistically combines old world and new world winemaking philosophies to bring affordable luxury to contemporary wine drinkers, and creates the foundation for our wine company.”
Andréa states, “We believe our story of empowerment will resonate with women worldwide as they discover the delicious flavors of the Central Coast grapes in their glass of wine. Truvée appeals to the wine lover intrigued by undiscovered and high quality wine. We are excited to share our story and amazing wines with wine lovers across the country. And we hope you’ll share a bottle to those who matter to you most.”
According to Stephen Rust, president of Diageo Chateau & Estates wines, “The McBride sisters’ story of friendship, sisterhood and passionate commitment to winemaking is one that we feel all wine lovers and wine drinkers will relate to. Bringing their story to life through the creation of Truvée wines has been an exciting challenge in that we are presented with the rare opportunity to marry a strong emotional story with truly exceptional liquids.”
Truvée represents the idea of “finding what matters most.” When they found each other, the McBride sisters realized that what matters most was family, and they feel honored to be on this journey together. Truvée wines are available nationwide and locally in Atlanta at both Kafenio and Urban Foodie Café.