Both Anna and Derek started winemaking at an early age and were both busy traversing the globe making wine for a number of years before they finally landed in the same place. They fell in love with the stunning coastal scenery around Mt Benson, the wines and each other so sticking around seemed like a good idea!
The Hooper family were pioneers in this great region. It's the climate that is most interesting, it's proximity to the very cold stretch of ocean has a significantly moderating effect on the climate protecting the fruit from the impacts of heat waves. Their wines are an expression of the region and their passion is full bodied reds made in a cool climate style - these are serious wines!
This year (2013) Anna was named SA Rural Woman of the Year for her commitment to sustainability and the environment both within and outside the business.
Their wines are about purity, and it is their aim to be able to source all of their additional fruit from sustainably managed vineyards.
Naked will allow Anna and Derek to lose their inhibitions and focus on following their hearts, producing wines made with passion and expression. They love the concept of personal interaction with the Angels and looking forward to receiving feedback!