November 23, 2017 Australian transplant Chris Loxton grew up around vineyards; his family has been growing grapes for generations in South Australia. Initially his career was in Physics, until the siren call of winemaking redirected his focus. Rather than going for award-winning wines that have a powerful impact on the senses from the first sip, his table oriented creations are meant to be enjoyed with dinner, while drinking several glasses.
November 9, 2017 Sterling Vineyards offers a fascinating self-guided tour with catwalk style overlooks through stages of the winemaking process, from fermentation tanks to their state-of-the-art crush equipment. Recently remodeled with upgraded machinery, they have the ability to feed through six tons per hour during crush.
November 6, 2017 Winemakers are scientists and artists; giving them the freedom to explore without worrying about marketing or crafting a brand allows them to try new ideas and create what they have a vision for. Naked Wines fills a niche for directly supporting winemakers, allowing them an opportunity for expression and the ability to start their own label. They add approximately 300 wines per year from independent winemakers.