What Matters Most

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.