THE STORY BEHIND MARJORIE’S LABEL IS ONE OF CELEBRATION, SPONTANEITY, INGENUITY AND LOVE AND WE THINK SHE IS THE PERFECT FAMILY MEMBER TO GRACE THIS PREMIUM SPARKLING.
A sense of adventure and duty to her country took my Grandmother Marjorie Alice Todd to Alice Springs during World War 2 as a young army nurse. Imagine her excitement when her beau, Sargent Allan Payze, sent word that he and his men would be passing through en route to Melbourne and within 24 hours they would finally be married. Permission was hastily sought from Canberra as the nuptials were to take place out of their home state of South Australia. Her patients made confetti; friends and colleagues donated their Christmas cakes and sparkling wine rations for this spontaneous and joyful celebration. The innovative boys in the workshop even machined her ring from the fuselage of a crashed Lockheed bomber. # On January 14th. 1943 they were married, far away from their families but surrounded by people, who like them, found themselves in central Australia doing their bit for the war effort. What a day of celebration was had by all! For a brief moment in time the dark shadow of wartime lifted, and love, hope and happiness filled the heart of the newly married Marjorie Alice Payze.
Producer/Brand – Golding Wines
Designer – Working Images
Illustration – Owen Foley @ Dirty Flair
Vintage – 2009
Varietal – Méthode Champenoise Sparkling
Region – Adelaide Hills
Printing Press – Conventional
Stock – Mirrorkote
Embellishments – Silver Foil