Here’s the ultimate who’s who of 10 (or so) winemakers every nakedwines.com newbie should follow from the start.
One of the best things about nakedwines.com is there’s something for every wine drinker here. Think of these winemakers as your starting point for any wine style or region you want to explore.
Start making the rounds with these winemakers and check off their wines as you try them; soon enough you’ll be digging deeper and meeting even more winemakers with their own vivid stories and wines. Keep going ’til you find a favorite, then explore a little more. Like a choose your own adventure, with drinking.
So without further ado, the 10(ish) nakedwines.com winemakers you need to follow to get started:
He goes by a few names, mostly Adam, but sometimes “Angel’s favorite Aussie”, or “mate”, or “the Clare Valley Kid” (ok, pretty sure nobody actually calls him this, but it’s still catchy) — anyway, if it’s your first time trying out Angel-funded Australian wines, Adam’s the winemaker you want to know.
Just tasting through the wines under his Rabbit & Spaghetti label is like taking a guided tour of the best corners of Australia, from Adam’s home base in Clare Valley to world-famous Barossa.
Adam’s heart is as big as the mighty, mouth-filling reds he’s famous for. Wines like his Rabbit & Spaghetti Field Blend White helped raise relief funds following the incredibly destructive wildfire season in Australia.
Curious about those massive South American reds that critics and wine lovers are always raving about, but not sure where to start? Meet Mauricio. He’s a winemaking hero down in Argentina’s world-famous Uco Valley who’s responsible for some of the biggest, boldest, most highly-rated South American wines that Angels fund.
Because what’s a nakedwines.com list of winemakers without Sam? He’s never short on excitement Down Under. Whether he’s saving the day for his grape growing friends, helping to fight off devastating wildfires or bringing winery jobs to his small township of Seymour, with Angel support, Sam’s always there for his community.
He’s the 3-time Winemaker of the Year who needs no introduction. With over 590,000 ratings and 64,000 followers, he’s Mr. Popular with Angels and it’s no wonder why – his reds from the Sierra Foothills and Lodi are juicy, powerful masterpieces that anyone with tastebuds will fall in love with.
13.) And we couldn’t leave out Europe, so make sure you give Spanish superstar Franck Massard a follow too…
He’s everyone’s favorite sommelier-turned-winemaker who’s on a mission to get all of his vineyards near Barcelona certified organic. Franck even puts on his sommelier badge again from time to time for Angels, breaking down the ins and outs of the very best pairings as only he can.
14.) Yes, we’re well over 10 top winemakers by now…
(But with winemakers this interesting, who’s counting? Anyway, last one we promise…)
Although there’s no nakedwines.com vineyard (yet?!), with Angel support, Derek’s in the unique position to showcase heritage block vineyards he loves – like the world-class Wiley Vineyard he cares for – all the way from the vine to bottle.
Just 9 miles from the Pacific, this prestigious vineyard is Derek’s own little slice of Anderson Valley – and he always makes share to give you, the Angels, first access to its impeccable wines.
Follow these winemakers to start your Angel adventure off right