With a Master’s degree in French literature, Tom Robinson discovered the relatively obscure 19th century origins of the original Hydropathes Literary Club while studying at the University of Francois Rabelais, in France’s Loire Valley. This flamboyant group of artists, writers and poets banned the consumption of water at their bohemian gatherings, where champagne and wine, conversely, were served in copious quantities.This inspiration lead to ten years of winemaking and a meandering in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains where he lived in a log cabin overlooking 20 acres of grapes and the majestic Pacific Ocean.
Arriving in Australia over a decade ago, Tom discovered the pleasures and passions of the vineyards of the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley. From these exceptional sites, he continues to source amazing fruit and hand-craft small batches of interesting and individual wine.
Honoured with the Gourmet Traveller Wine, New Wine Writer Award, and with two decades of experience as a Wine Educator, join Tom on his Wine Hikes to enjoy an incredible array of delicious drops for a unique, active outdoor wine experience.The Hydropath Society -The Art of Drinking Well