MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENE

 

Behind every brand and product, there is a story. A story where the produce is farmed and nourished. 

Most often than not, we don't have the opportunity appreciate it as the end product goes through many layers before it reaches us.

I believe it is nice to remind ourselves every now and then, the hardwork and love that every farmer, grower and worker who relentlessly contribute to a finished product that we ultimately enjoy.

Here, we want to share with you some of the wine growers that we work and have a personal relationship with. More importantly, they believe in the same philosophy - to build a community of wine drinkers and growers who enjoy drinking exceptional natural wines and paying it forward.

 

 

"(Natural wines is) a bit like music. Forget about what you knew before. Listen to indie music." Guilhem, Riberach

 

The team at Riberach - Guilhem, Luc, Jean-Michel, Moritz and Patrick - believes in striking a good balance between nature, life and wine project. They believe in sharing the feeling that the all wines are unique. They don’t want to make boring wines. Afterall, it is striking a good balance. You don’t see the faults.

We feel proud when people try our wines. 

 

Website: http://www.riberach.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/riberach

 

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    "In Valdonica, we follow the flow of nature." Dr Martin Kerres, Owner

      

    I remember meeting Dr. Martin for the first time in London. He is a down to earth gentleman who is truly passionate about wine making. Coming from a medical background, his vision now is to bring out the character of the land, people, spirit, identity in his wines. 

    He feels that life is too precious hence his decision to go into biologic-dynamic wine making. Effectively, it is giving nature as much space as possible, minimising on human intervention. He believes in producing simple and pure wines for everyday drinking. 

    Website: http://www.valdonica.com/en/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valdonicatuscany/ 

     

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    "The exceptional feature of our wines is the distinctive character. The winemaker’s style runs like a thread through all our wines. It is not the fruit, but the terroir that is fore front. You taste the stones, the aromas from the soil. Always subtle, never crude.

    Outside the mainstream, we craft wines that have complexity, longevity, honesty and soul." Alex and Maria

     

    I met Alex and Maria for the first time in March this year. We had coffee and we chatted our afternoon away. They shared their philosophy in wine making - no manipulation! - and they truly believe in producing great wines. They are honest wine makers and I hope you get the chance to meet them personally one day!

    Website: http://weingut-koppitsch.at/en/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexanderkoppitsch 

     

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    I first met Alberto in London, back in March 2017. He strikes me as warm and kind gentleman (almost a fatherly figure!). I remember meeting the rest of the gentlemen too whom are growers of various vineyards, as part of the consortium that Alberto manages. They were all very friendly and enthusiastic about their wines, the tradition and methods behind its wine making process. I sampled many of the labels and a significant number of them left an impression on me. Here's why:

    "The wine making done in the Pradarolo cellar is based on the complete absence of conservatives, additives and stabilizers of various kinds. This is possible only if you have available a fruit with excellent properties."

    Website: http://www.poderepradarolo.com/en 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poderepradarolo/

     

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