THE STORY OF CRAGGY RANGE BEGAN WITH THE DESIRE TO CREATE A LEGACY...WHAT HAPPENED NEXT, SURPASSED EVEN THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE FAMILY WHO STARTED IT.
When Australian businessman Terry Peabody visited New Zealand in 1997, he was introduced to noted kiwi viticulturalist and Master of Wine, Steve Smith. That’s when the promise he’d made to his wife and daughter – to create an enduring family wine legacy – took a different turn. They may have expected Old World France. What they got was something altogether more interesting…
Upon repeal of prohibition in 1933, Rudolph C. Kopf founded the wine and spirits department of Macy's department store in New York. In 1944, Kopf decided to establish his own company, which would become Kobrand Corporation. His founding principles were simple yet proved of paramount importance: the first was quality of product; the second, quality of people; and the third, quality of relationships. Kobrand Corporation wines include Benzinger, Louis Jadot, and Taittinger champagne.