- 11 wines
- 4 styles
McLaren Vale visionary, blending traditional Aussie varieties with their European cousins
- Hamish was born into a respected winemaking family and raised among the McLaren Vale vineyards. His passion for the industry isn’t just down to family ties though, vintages in traditional wineries in Europe sealed his grape-induced fate.
- Hamish's 'day job' is overseeing his successful family business — a much respected and awarded Mclaren Vale winery. But he's a visionary and a rebel at heart, so in 2012, he joined the Naked Wines family to make Angels his ‘passion’ wines — Engine Room.
- His Engine Room wines are a product of imagination and a willingness to be different. These skillful blends of traditional with ‘alternative’ varieties, coupled with Angel backing, gives Hamish a creative outlet from the typical winemaking of the region to create something new and exciting. And it's made him one of our most popular winemakers in the process!
Hamish Maguire's Story
Hamish Maguire lives and breathes McLaren Vale. As a child, he was practically raised amongst the vineyards, learning intimately what is required to take a wine through from vine to bottle.
Growing up close to the Fleurieu coast, a beautiful melding of hills, vineyards and beaches, he balanced his daily winery duties with the surf, and could often be found catching a wave in between crushing fruit and pruning vines.
Hamish went on to spend his twenties travelling through Europe. It was here, working in the traditional wineries and vineyards of France and Spain, that he became truly infatuated with the beauty and romance of winemaking.
He began to fully appreciate what he had grown up with back home in McLaren Vale and headed back to make wine in his home region.
Today, he runs the highly successful family winery, and dedicates his Naked exclusive Engine Room wines to the Angels.
Ask him what he loves the most about Naked Wines and his Engine Room range and he'll tell you...
"Angel funding has allowed me broader scope to incorporate extra layers of innovation, creativity and fun that I am not able to draw upon when crafting wines for my more 'mainstream' wines. The Engine Room wines are made up of an exciting and eclectic mix of varieties that I love, from wine regions that I love, and they draw on all the experience I've gained throughout my career. They are unique, interesting, relaxed and on a completely different level to that which I work on in my day-to-day job as a winemaker."
So like the winemaker that produces them, Hamish’s wines really are an ‘engine’ - a beautifully crafted product of their parts... physical, environmental, viticultural, technical, historical, learnt and inherent. And all that combined makes for some exceptionally unique and very drinkable wines, exclusively for Naked Angels!