A Journey of Discovery
The Spirit of Discovery.
The beauty of wine is the personal experience we each can have and the way our opinions, memories and preferences change with time.
Our label is a tribute to our ancestor John Couch Adams. With fellow mathematicians, he proved the existence of the planet Neptune in the 1840s. This spirit of discovery is in our winemaking, takin gold traditions into the future with sustainable practices.
John Couch Adams
British Mathematician and Astronomer.
John was born in Laneast, near Launceston, Cornwall, and died in Cambridge.
His most famous achievement was predicting the existence and position of Neptune, using mathematics. The calculations were made to explain discrepancies with Uranus's orbit and the laws of Kepler and Newton. Berlin Observatory astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle, who confirmed the existence of the planet on 23 September 1846
Adams was Lowndean Professor in the University of Cambridge from 1859 until his death.
He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1866. In 1884, he attended the International Meridian Conference as a British delegate.
A crater on the Moon is jointly named after him, Walter Sydney Adams and Charles Hitchcock Adams. Neptune's outermost known ring and the asteroid 1996 Adams are also named after him.
The Adams Prize, presented by the University of Cambridge, commemorates his prediction of the position of Neptune. His personal library is held at Cambridge University Library.