The main motivation behind starting The Wine Shop Kenya almost three years ago, was to offer something different to Kenyan wine consumers. On that note, we are extremely excited to introduce the ‘Birdman Range’ from Anakena wines to our portfolio. This range of wines, comes from the award-winning Anakena winery, which is nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Chile.
The Story Behind The Name
The name “Anakena” comes from the ‘Birdman legend’ and signifies Bird Cave. This legend tells that, every year the Easter Island seagull (Manutara) hid its precious egg in a secret hideaway or Anakena.
Every year, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) men would show their worth by swimming the long distance from Rapa Nui to the eslet of Moto Nui in search of this egg.
The brave islander who found it and carried it back safely to Rapa Nui was given the title of “Tangata Manu” – the Birdman. The victor would be bestowed with honour and fortune for the whole year until the race was swam again.
Presently, the range comprises of 3 varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and a Sauvignon Blanc. Each of the wines are extremely fruity, aromatic and fresh (typical of wines from the New World)
Pay a visit to the TWS Wine Bar and Café to sample before you purchase. Or if you are ready to give the wines a try; visit the ‘New Arrivals Section’ on our e-shop
Cheers from the team at TWS,