- HISTORY -
The story of Bodkin Wines starts on a muddy field outside the town of Agincourt in the north of France on the 25th of October, 1415. Small in numbers, starved for days and ravaged by sickness, an English army of 5,000 peasant archers and 1,000 knights, led by their 28-year-old King found itself trapped. Standing between English and the safety of their land was an army of nearly 30,000 of the wealthiest and best armed men in all of France ready for battle--giddy to collect the ransom of a king. But no ransom was to be collected. For on that day, the feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispinian, Henry V and his army of peasant bowmen with their armor-piercing bodkin-pointed arrows gave history a story that inspired Shakespeare to pen a legend for the ages- the play Henry V.
The play's most famous quote ''We few, we happy few'' has been Bodkin Wines' motto since the company started in 2011. It's amazing what the small and mighty can accomplish.