Owners Dale Wheeler and Rhen Dodd have worked hard to revitalise the derelict vineyard they purchased. It has taken them 2 and a half years to get their vineyard up to organic standards, but their efforts have definitely paid off. Their wines have been terrific so far and are as difficult to keep on the shelves as they are to get in the first place!
Dale and Rhen operate their winery and vineyard with strict and complete adherence to organic principles and some biodynamic techniques. Their focus is on generating greater biodiversity within the soils, because they believe this leads to more expressive wines. They apply low intervention philosophy in the cellar, using seasoned oak and no fining or filtration to let the vineyard really shine through. The result is beautifully pure and delicate wines. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for their next batch!
In the region of Asenovgrad the nature has created soil and climatic conditions suitable for the advent and development of viticulture as the occupation of the population. Viticulture is one of the most ancient occupations in the town. This we learn from the investigators of this period, who had summarized the data yet still from the Thracian antiquity. There is no doubt, that Thracians had had a knowledge of the vine and wine and skillfully cultivated them
The multi-generational growers, whose descendants arrived here nearly two centuries ago, are the backbone of Torbreck’s winemaking aspirations. Without their knowledge of the seasons and the soil, we would not have such a precious resource of fruit to work with.
Cooper, originally from Santa Bárbara (California), discovered Spanish wines when he was only 21 years old, on one of the trips he made to Europe with his family. Since then, his personal and professional career has been closely linked to Spain, where he has lived for more than a decade. His first experiences as a professional in the world of wine were as a writer for the Spanish Wines and More blog, from which he advised many amateurs.
The Perano estate is located in the heart of Chianti Classico in Gaiole and enjoys exceptional climate and soil. The vineyards are located 500 meters above sea level, well above the altitude common for red variety grapes, especially Sangiovese with its late maturation phase.
Luminosity and minerality with a touch of feminine elegance. A hidden gem, surrounded by sequoias, firs and chestnut trees which reveals itself to those travelling through the first woods of the Florentine mountains, with vines climbing to an altitude of 700 metres.