Robert Matthews took an interest in wine at an early age and started making fortified dessert wine from ruby blood plums. Widely known for their fruit wines, they also produce quality table wines from Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and other grapes.
While fruit wines have been around for many years, they were not always available to the general public. Making wine from grapes is relatively easy and high volume production, but fruits too are a natural thing to be made into wine. If left for a day or two, any freshly squeezed fruit juice will naturally start fermenting into wine.