Three Winemakers’ Fantasies have come true...
Thousands of Angel votes have been counted, and three talented winemakers have just been given the green light!
For the seventh year running we are offering three of our most popular winemakers $80,000 each to craft their dream wine.
How it works
Watch the short videos below from our three winemakers, pitching their dream wine.
If you like what you see then vote for them by clicking the big green 'Vote' button.
You can vote once per winemaker (i.e. you can vote for all three if you want!).
If the winemaker receives 2000 votes, they get $80,000 to make their dream wine.
Check out the videos!
When the wine is ready to be sold, every Angel who voted
for it will get first dibs as a thank you for making it happen.
Altschwager & Kenneally
The Altschwager & Kenneally clan are another team who really know their Pinots and love, love, love to make this wine. Their Marlborough and Mount Gambier Pinot Noirs are already firm Angel favourites! So where better to up the ante and make the Pinot Noir of their dreams than in sensational Central Otago in New Zealand? It’s arguably one of the most sought after regions on the planet for it and rivals even Burgundy! They’ll buy premium Central Otago grapes with their Winemaker’s Fantasy award, give them the right royal treatment and bring you a big, rich, dark Pinot Noir to blow your socks off.
King of Pinot G, Kevin McCarthy from Heresy, looked to his own beautiful vineyard in the Mornington Peninsula for inspiration. The 30 year veteran of the area wants to pull out all the stops to bring you his ultimate Pinot Noir from some of the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the region. He’s aiming to reach the giddy heights of DRC - the most revered Pinot in the world! With a newly purchased, state-of-the-art destemmer in hand, Kevin can provide pristine fruit treatment that sends the quality of the final wine through the roof. And it’s the gift that will keep giving for future vintages!
Orange region specialist Steve Mobbs from Made by Mobbs has come up with a cracker of an idea. He’s called it the Challenge of the Elements! With your support, he’ll make not one but TWO stunning cool-climate Chardonnays (he knows where all the best grapes live) by fermenting and maturing one batch in clay, and the other in concrete. Prepare to be amazed at the different textures and flavors these two mediums bring to the wine. It’s going to be one big delicious voyage of discovery for us all!
Here’s an update on previous Winemaker’s Fantasy wines
An Italian favourite with an Aussie twist
Well-travelled Gary Stokes got his dream to revisit his beloved Abruzzo in 2019 and craft a silky smooth, delicious Montepulciano red to showcase Old World vineyards with New World winemaking skills. Gary’s been busy in Italy ever since. Lucky for us, it’s ready to go and due to hit our shores in December this year.
Three magnificent Margaret River CabernetsIn 2019, Angels granted Stuart’s wish to make three separate Cab Sauvs, from three different sub-regions of his beloved Margaret River. Each one will demonstrate the diversity and difference each area's micro climate has on the flavour of the wine. 2020 was a great vintage - so expect great things when it’s released in August 2021!
A McLaren Vale red to grow a local forest
In the same year, Angels got behind Jock’s vision to make a very special, easy-drinking McLaren Vale red where we’ll give Jock $3 to plant a local native tree for every bottle sold. Together, we can plant over 10,000 trees to help do our bit for the environment. The wines will touch down early in 2021...
Californian Shiraz Pinot
In 2018, Thomas Hordern was granted his fantasy to craft a Californian Shiraz Pinot. But one disaster after another (US wildfires and then COVID) sadly put the brakes on that. For now, Thomas is happy he’s still making wine for Angels here in Australia, and is back to the drawing board on his dream wine (we let him keep the $80k for it).
Arneis White from Piedmont, Italy
Angels fell over themselves to grant Paul his Winemaker Fantasy in 2018. Nearly 1,900 loyal Angels voted with their clicks so Paul set off to the north-west of Italy in August 2019 to craft a super-premium aromatic white, using Arneis. This will be ready for you to taste in mid-2020. Get ready for the perfect wine to match with your white truffles, pasta and tiramisu. Molto bene!
A bottle-fermented Tasmanian Sparkling
In 2017, Angels voted for Rob to craft the most premium, bottle-fermented Tasmanian sparkling wine from the classic varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Because this is a super-premium vintage sparkling it’s a 5 year process, so expect this on the Naked shelves in 2022. It'll be worth the wait!