“Born for a Storm” is a Premium Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a full-bodied, fresh and easy-drinking red. It starts with a fruit-forward style with flavors of oak, vanilla, and chocolate and ends with a velvety finish. “I was born for a storm and a calm does not suit me.” Andrew Jackson redefined what it meant to lead the country. Not one for caring what others thought, Alexander Hamilton quoted Jackson in a letter to Martin Van Buren on February 23, 1829, describing the president’s attitude toward gossip surrounding his appointment of John Eaton as Secretary of War. Eaton’s marriage to Margaret (Peggy) O’Neal threatened to cause a public scandal, but Jackson was not going to be dissuaded from the appointment by what he viewed as hearsay. The scandal leading to this famous Jackson quote became known as the “Eaton Affair.”
Wine and History Unite in New Hermitage, Natchez Winery Labels
“The Retreat” is an Off Dry Riesling. Crisp with light notes of honey, lemon and pear, it is light and fruit-forward. The French meaning for “Hermitage” is “the retreat,” and when Andrew Jackson purchased 425 acres outside Nashville, Tennessee on July 5, 1804, that is what he intended for it to be—a refuge from the life of a businessman-turned lawyer and judge-turned 7th President of the United States. The Hermitage mansion was first built between 1819 and 1821 as a brick, Federal-style house. In 1831, wings, porticos and columns were added, giving the house a Classical appearance. A fire heavily damaged the home in 1834, and the redesign was done in the Greek Revival-style that you see today. The Andrew Jackson Foundation now owns 1,120 acres of the historic site—nearly all the land that Jackson owned over the course of his life in Tennessee.