It all starts with a handshake over coffee in the vineyard – okay, okay, a glass of red sometimes. For winemaker John Harvey it’s all about people, place and purpose. Choosing the right vineyards and growers and bringing their fruit together with a rather ragged bunch of winemakers, designers and eclectic thinkers, a community of people that create regional, stylistic wines that reflect the dirt that they came from. Each vineyard has different characteristics – tannin structure, acid, colour, flavour spectrum – and each adds its own distinctive element to the wine. That’s the Bathe story.