5 Rule-Breaking Winemakers to Know

© Getty Images/First Light

By Carson Demmond, Ray Isle Posted September 22, 2016

These five talents are crafting rule-breaking wines in some very unlikely places. 

Angela Osborne: A Tribute to Grace, California

Osborne’s approach to findinga great Grenache vineyard?Go way off the beaten path. Forher that means planting vines on a mountain in a far corner of Santa Barbara County.

Sean O'Keefe: Mari Vineyards, Michigan

His wines are proving that 
the Old Mission Peninsula—jutting out near Traverse City—belongs among the world’s great Riesling terroirs. 

Deirdre Heekin: La Garagista, Vermont

Heekin has shown 
she can grow grapes (biodynamically, 
no less) in Vermont’s often frosty climes, producing vibrant whites, reds and rosés. 

Mac Forbes: Mac Forbes Wines, Australia

Forget super-ripe Shiraz—Yarra Valley star Forbes’s elegant, restrained Pinot Noirs and delicate Chardonnays can rival some of Burgundy’s finest. 

Dominik Huber: Terroir al Limit, Spain

Driven by his Burgundian sensibility, Huber creates single-plot, old-vine bottlings that reveal that the Priorat’s wines can be graceful and aromatic 
as well as dense and powerful.

The Dish
Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

You May Also Like

powered by ZergNet