Make a Winemaker's Fantasy come true...
Three talented winemakers. $240,000 funding. Who gets it? You decide.
For the seventh year running we are offering three of our most popular winemakers $80,000 each to craft their dream wine. Your votes decide if they get the funding.
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 1500 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.
Gary Stokes is a well travelled winemaker. Back in the early 2000s, Gary fell in love with the Old World vineyards of Abruzzo, in Italy. Fantastic beaches on the Adriatic Coast, ski fields high in the mountains, and National Parks in the interior - and then of course the vineyards sprawled along the coast, offering a maritime climate of gentle sea breezes and lower temperatures. Gary’s Fantasy is to revisit Abruzzo and craft a silky smooth, delicious Montepulciano red for Angels demonstrating what results when Old World vineyards meet New World winemaking skills.
Stuart’s Winemaker Fantasy is a brilliant exploration of Margaret River in Western Australia. Stu would like to make three separate Cabernet Sauvignons, from three different sub-regions of Margaret River - the north, south, and the middle. He will treat each separate parcel with exactly the same silky winemaking skills to demonstrate (to Angels and himself) the diversity and difference of each sub-region’s micro climate (also known to the French as ‘terroir’) on the flavour of the wine. Margaret River is a BIG region and to see the differences between all three Cab Savs will be amazing.
Jock is a man with many passions. Wine, food and the environment are high up there, and as a winemaker and farmer Jock has noticed things changing. Naked is giving Jock the chance to pitch to the Angels his brilliant idea: Jock will make an easy drinking McLaren Vale red with layers of flavour, and he’s thinking of calling it Forest Blend, Tree Wine or something along those lines. Because, for every bottle the Naked Angels buy, Naked will give Jock $3.00 to plant a local native tree in McLaren Vale. Together, we can plant over 10,000 trees which will change the landscape, do our little bit for climate change and create habitat for native birds and animals. Make sure you stay tuned to hear updates from Jock in our Naked Forest.
Here’s an update on previous Winemaker’s Fantasy wines
A single malt Tasmanian Whiskey
Way back in 2016 Luke's fantasy to craft a rich and warm single malt Tasmanian Whiskey aged in the finest pre-loved Cabernet barrels won the hearts of Angels across the country. His whiskey is about to be bottled and will be ready for Angels to enjoy before Christmas 2019.
Bill & Claudia Small
Marlborough Pinot Gris
Bill & Claudia’s 2018 Winemaker’s Fantasy is coming alive very soon! Their premium Pinot Gris from their Penelope vineyard is bottling as we speak and will be on the Naked shelves by October 2019. Prepare yourself for Marlborough royalty!
A Red from the South of France
In 2017, Angels granted Liz's winemaking dream - to travel to Languedoc, France, to blend the best of the beautiful south. She's crafted a delicious fruit driven Red made from Carignan, Grenache and Mouvedre varieties. This wine is about respecting biodynamic methodology, showcasing the amazing natural characters from the ancient 100-year-old vines and embodying the terroir of the Corbieres region. This will be ready for Angels to enjoy towards the end of 2019. This is a serious, small batch wine, sure to impress.
A South Australian Shiraz with all the bells and whistles
In 2017, Angels voted for Geoff to create a blockbuster Shiraz from his favourite iconic South Australian regions: Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. All the bells and whistles: best oak, open ferment, really letting the fruit shine. His fantasy wine is in oak as we speak and will be ready towards the end of 2019.
Californian Shiraz Pinot
Thomas Hordern’s fantasy was granted in 2018, when 1,700 Angels voted for him to craft a Californian Shiraz Pinot. Thomas is heading to the States in October 2019 to get to work on making the best balanced Shiraz Pinot for our Angels to enjoy by mid-2020.
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!