Arriving from Holland in 1982; Har, Sophie, and the Eradus kids settled in Auckland. After a 20 year stint in the flower industry the decision was made to sell up and search New Zealand for a semi-retirement project. A vineyard in the stunning Awatere Valley, Marlborough, a valley that was later going to become renowned for producing some of New Zealand’s best Sauvignon Blanc. Upon development, completion and launching the brand with the “Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2002”, Har and Sophie realised a vineyard and wine label was a proposition far from semi-retirement. In 2004, Hanna and Michiel Eradus took over the reins. Apart from laying the foundations for a great wine company, Har and Sophie also discovered the Eradus logo. When cleaning up the old shed, Sophie found an old “pot belly” door with an embossed logo. Looking carefully, you can make out an “H”, “S” and “E”… Har and Sophie Eradus.
It was meant to be!