we had an impromptu blind tasting. As our intern reached for his first glass, he inadvertently grabbed the boss, who said,
“What’s this, mate? You tasting wine, or FRISKING me?”
He eventually located his glass, and claimed he liked the way it “prickled his palate.” We had a taste for ourselves, and agreed. Looked to the boss, who also agreed. Winery intern redeemed.
And so it was that hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars were not spent
trying to come up with a name for our new wine.
We’ve been called “mavericks,” “young guns,” and a lot of other things we can’t print for fear our mums will see, but basically, we’re an eclectic team of winemakers who believe wine is for enjoying. Period. Full stop.
We don’t try to baffle you with terms you’ve never heard of. We just make delicious wine with a unique prickle to it. If it tastes a bit like nectarines, we tell you “this tastes a bit like nectarines.” If it tastes a little like limes, or minerals? That’s what we’ll say. But when it comes down to it, we think reading about wine is like painting about music.
You should probably go try some at this point. We really do hope you enjoy it. We’d hate to have to get real jobs.
Being sick to death of sailing and having not much else to do, they started climbing. And climbing. And eventually ended up in what is now known as which are nestled snugly into the
Meandering valleys have been sculpted by the ancient flow of four local rivers -
- making for a hefty dump of granite loam and one confusing topo map.
Alas, our seasoned hikers weren’t confused; they saw potential and promptly sent home for a few of the indigenous grape varieties they’d left behind. Turns out theshaped up pretty well over time, blending perfectly with juicy fruit for an invigorating red. As for the that found its way into the mix, it’s so minerally you’d be forgiven for thinking you were gnawing away on a rock.
Generations later, the locals are quite fond of their
Like Johnny and June, our
are a dynamic duo who'll as happily soak
up the limelight as chill out in an
you know you do. IMAGINE IT, cool and crisp,
slip-sliding down your throat. What are you waiting for?
Pull the plastic out, let's get this show on the road!
We'd love to hear about how you and Frisk Prickly hooked up. The good news is, in this day and age of über-connectedness we're likely to get back to you in minutes. The bad news is our online chat might be had while we're on the john.
Australia: PO Box 119 · Mooroolbark · Victoria 3138;
United States: 703 Jefferson Street · Napa CA 94559
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