One of the top Pinot Noir winemakers in AustraliaRead more
Phillip left his corporate life to travel the world, working with world-class winemakers to learn how to make the best Pinot Noir he possibly could.
For 18 years, he lovingly tended his grapes, crafted stunning wines and built up a Halliday 5-star winery, making arguably one of the country's finest Pinot Noir wines.
When he found himself having to start from the ground up again, he sourced premium fruit from one of the best vineyards in the Yarra Valley, borrowed Sam Plunkett’s sheds, and is crafting his exquisite Pinot Noir once again. But only for us!
Nature-loving Carla puts her scientific background to good use to create delicious cool-climate wines. No mean feat as she also works full-time and looks after two teenage girls!
Malcolm has an award-winning winemaking pedigree reaching back more than 30 years. He won a truckload of medals and trophies for his wines and built up a highly-respected ACT winery to a Halliday 5-star winner.
They jumped at the chance to team up and boost their production of high quality regionally distinct wines. The Angel investment allows them to take their luscious creations to thousands of winelovers across Australia!
Ok, so why the name Two Pairs? Nina Stocker (real name, Katherine) and Kate Day (real name, Kathryn) are lifelong besties. A chance meeting at Kate’s wedding saw Nina meet and fall in love with the best man - the identical twin brother of Kate’s husband. All clear!? Wowwwww!
They embarked on globe-travelling wine odysseys that spanned 15 years and took in France, Italy, Napa Valley, Portugal, Marlborough, McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Tasmania and Central Victoria to name a glorious few. Here’s a couple of bragging rights...
Nina, as Chief Winemaker for Catalina Sounds, Crowded House and Nanny Goat in N.Z. scored the prized Air New Zealand Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc. Extraordinary!
Debbie Lauritz has pulled out all the stops to cover her Puttin’ On Lau-Ritz range in first rate class! Without your support these wines would simply not exist.
A passionate, cool-climate specialist with a C.V. that commands respect. Her winemaking passport is stamped with rites-of-passage sojourns to Alsace in France, Marlborough in New Zealand and Niagara in Canada before finally settling and crafting fine wines in the Central Ranges and Orange regions of New South Wales, Australia.
Working multiple vintages at one of the most modern, celebrated, and cutting edge wineries of the region means Debbie has personally helped shape the success of this super-exciting corner of the wine world!
Andrew and Jenny Sinclair are passionately dedicated to combining the best of ‘old world’ winemaking and ‘new world’ innovation, all with with minimal intervention. So only the finest sustainable vineyard practices are used at the stunningly beautiful Cape Bernier.
Perched on the rich soils of an ancient volcanic range and tempered by powerful sea breezes, the vineyard’s long slow ripening period produces wines that are incredibly fruit-driven with an abundant intensity of flavours. Absolutely delicious!
Thanks to guaranteed Angel funding, Andrew and Jenny can now totally focus on nurturing their beloved vineyard to their exacting standards and making the finest Tasmanian wines imaginable, exclusively for Naked Angels - and they are soooo grateful!
Cathy & Neil run their own brilliant Geographe vineyard in Western Australia. This is where the Boots & All magic happens, turning out hand crafted, textural wines full of TLC and flavour. What’s more their winery has previously been rated in the Top 10 New Wineries and a 5 Star Winery by the esteemed writer James Halliday.
With a combined 55 years of experience working with some of the BIGGEST and BEST in the game, we didn’t hesitate welcoming this wonder couple in to the Naked community. Cathy honed her winemaking craft at the likes of St Hallett in the Barossa, and Neil’s vigneron experience has come from the likes of the mighty Sandalford in Margaret River.
It's been a long road to taking the leap and managing their own patch of perfect soil - a dream for any passionate winemaker. Now, with Angel backing, Cathy & Neil have the ability to craft small batch, single vineyard wines which are full of varietal flavour from grapes grown in ancient soils. This is the kind of freedom that turns wine into something truly personal, unique and undeniably delicious.