Young chap taking over the family vineyard and turning the produce into amazing wines
- Leighton Joy's passion is to make wines the way that he wants to make them, filled with honesty and integrity. As his wines are from Single vineyards, each bottle is an expression of both the location and himself.
- Over the years, Leighton has stacked up the awards - including the Western Victoria Wine Challenge trophy for Best Shiraz and Best Wine. And in 2020 he earned a place on the Top 50 Young Guns of Wine list!
- At the end of the day, the most important thing to Leighton is your reviews and feedback. It helps him grow, craft and create truly beautiful wine.
Map of the Vineyard
Meet Leighton Joy...
Leighton Joy has been working around grapes for as long as he can remember. He started out working on his father's Sultana vineyard when he was 10. Leighton's love for wines increased over the years, becoming a cellar hand in Melbourne and eventually culminating in a bachelor of Viticulture. While studying he found a job in wine retail and continued to helps his father out on the family vineyard.
"Great wines are achieved in the vineyard". Leighton produces Single vineyard wines, so each and every release is a true representation of the place and time that the grapes were grown. The anticipation of each harvest is one of his favorite things about being a winemaker, The planning and thinking that goes into perfecting his craft creates a beautiful atmosphere that he can't get enough of.
Leighton plans to slowly expand the vineyard but the most difficult thing for him to do would be figuring out what to plant!
Naked Wines fits Leighton like a glove...he loves hearing everything you have to say - it's what inspires him to create incredible wine! Angels will give Leighton a hand up and ensure that his winery ticks with the precision of a Swiss watch.
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