Posted May 4, 2018 by Editorial Staff in Eat+Drink

McBride Sisters Collection Combines Passion for Wine and the Environment

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(Left to right: Robin and Andrea McBride)

It is a story that I love hearing and sharing over and over again. Big sister Robin McBride grows up in Monterey, Calif. unaware that thousands of miles away, she had a little sister, Andréa McBride. Born in the states, Andrea’s mother took her back to Marlborough, New Zealand where she would grow up believing she too was an only child. At ages 25 and 16, they would finally meet each other for the first time at the request of their father before he passed away and with the help of relatives.

As the two got to know one another, Robin says there was no denying that they were sisters. Their sisterhood bond would be further cemented by their shared passion for wine which first led to the launch of their import business and then their sustainable label, the world’s first carboNZero certified brand, in 2010. They later partnered with Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines in 2015 to create and produce Truvée.

As I sat down with Robin over lunch in Berkeley, Calif. last month, I was excited to hear more about their new venture sans partners, McBride Sisters Collection, launched in the spring of 2017. With the new brand, the McBride sisters continue to focus on crafting environmentally responsible wines in their signature style they describe as, “a blend of elegance of the old world with the finesse of the new world.” Some of my favorite wines by far, it is easy to see why they have been so successful in the industry while becoming an inspiration to so many.