Here’s something I love about natural wine; its potential to connect you with modest, creative, kind natured folks like Simon Jones, and Charlie O’Brien. Earlier this year I was asked to help with the harvest at a tiny natural producer 300km west of Sydney named ‘Chateau Acid’. I jumped at the opportunity to work with the makers of this mysterious label, synonymous with the words ‘sold out’.
Day in and day out, the Mosel river reflects sunlight onto its steep slated slopes, moderating temperatures by absorbing warmth throughout the day and slowly returning it in the evening. If you take your shoes off, the slate will warm your toes, the Riesling will warm your nose, and the people in this creative and unique region will warm your heart.
Mount Gambier is a green paradise on the red continent. It's remote location, 5 hours from Melbourne & 4.5 hours from Adelaide, making it a peaceful regional town where forestry, beauty and a very decent 'schnitty' flourish. If you look closely to the landscape, yes you can spot a few pubs, but more importantly you will notice a few monticule on the horizon line. They are volcanoes.
An editor once urged me to avoid the word ‘mouthwatering’. And fair enough. It’s cheap and played out – the kind of language you expect from a Hungry Jack’s ad – and it doesn’t exactly paint a pretty picture. Yet every now and then, regardless of how hackneyed or off-putting it may sound, something comes along that really kicks your salivary glands into gear.
Today, I don’t know of many agricultural products that have taken my breath away like Fuente Guijarro Sidra del Sur. The style is something so ethereal yet simultaneously deeply profound. Fuente Guijarro cider will be featured in our upcoming May box. Use this link to sign up today.
Nebbiolo - a varietal that has equally transfixed and mystified winemakers, growers, and consumers alike. David Caporaletti's passion for Italian varietals and specifically, Nebbiolo, has grown to him searching for better fruit across a range of organic sites within the Clare Valley and the Adelaide Hills to make precise, yet exciting wines under the Architects of Wine label.