Archive for November, 2015

9 November 2015

The Naming of a New Wine #2

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein

Freedom and the arrival into Pahlevi in Persia were welcome, but for Stefania it was a time where her life would hang by a thread. Having survived one and a half years in a hard labor camp and the harrowing exodus from the frozen wastelands of Siberia, Stefania arrived into the heat of the desert, weak and suffering malnutrition. It wasn’t long before typhoid would take a strong hold and it would be a miracle if she would survive. But the Shah of Persia was a kind and generous man, offering his palaces as a refuge for the sick – and it was here that Stefania would be cared for and nursed back to health.

Stefania knew she was a survivor – it was faith that kept her going but also, it was the love and kindness of others that kept her alive and she would never forget that – she would be forever grateful and it was this gratitude that became her true strength of character.


Archangel Stefania Riesling 2012

The name ‘Stefania’ means ‘Crowned in Victory’.
The Archangel Stefania Riesling 2012 embodies the spirit of springtime – an unassuming wine, counterpoised in energy and delicacy and a fitting tribute to the memory of a young girl who showed spirit and determination in the face of adversity. Whilst the Archangel vineyard has realized its potential, it has found its noblest voice in Riesling!