In Japanese, Rongo refers to the Analects of Confucius, a masterwork of philosophy that has guided East Asian culture and thought for more than 2,500 years. It stands, at heart, for living benevolently, ethically, and in harmony with one’s surroundings.
In Māori, Rongo is a verb meaning to perceive, to hear, feel, smell, and taste. Through no coincidence, is also the nickname of Rongo-mā-Tāne, the Māori god of Agriculture and Peace.
Vignerons Ray Chen and Josh Liu have formidable qualifications and experience internationally, covering work in France, Australia, NZ, China and USA. Reconnecting in Australia, they knew it was time to establish a local label, with a focus on sustainably farmed Victorian fruit and minimal and considered winemaking raising thought provoking wines of nuance.