This wine commemorates a remarkable woman who we look to as ‘The Godmother’ of Black Barn Vineyards.
Arriving from Ischia in 1947, Concetta Lombardi settled in Havelock North.
Under her Kiwi name Tina Green with husband Bill they established Lombardi Wines. In 1994, as leaseholders of the land and in acknowledgement of Tina, we planted five rows in the Italian varieties of Sangiovese and Montepulciano. This is a stunning Italian blend celebrating a proud woman who may have become a Kiwi blend herself, but like this wine, also remained proudly and staunchly Italian.