The House of Plantagent portfolio of wines have all been named in honour of either the Plantagenet's family names or family branches, or from the regions from where they came.
The Plantagenet Winery was originally named after the name of the Shire in which their Mount Barker vineyard assets reside – Plantagenet. Early English settlers, who favoured royalist titles, named the Plantagenet Shire.
The Plantagenets were the English royal house which reigned from 1154 to 1399 (Henry 2nd to Richard 2nd), the name coming from the nickname of Henry’s father, Geoffrey, Count of Anjou, who habitually wore a sprig of broom – L. planta genista.
The House of Plantagenet portfolio of wines have all been named in honour of either the Plantagenets family names or family branches or from the regions from where they came.
Hence – ‘Aquitaine’ Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘Lancaster’ Shiraz, ‘Normand’ Pinot Noir, ‘York’ Chardonnay and ‘Angevin’ Riesling.
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