Winery to Watch 2017

Australia: An Approach to Relaxation

Richard Betts and Carla Rzeszewski were top sommeliers in the US before taking off to Australia to decompress. The allure of ancient bush-vine grenache proved too great, however, for them to surf all day, so they began making wine. Working with a vineyard in Barossa’s Vine Vale, their first two vintages, 2014 and 2015, have been knockouts, frisky reds that deliver layers of tart cherry and strawberry flavors, some of the friendliest wines you can find from South Australia.

Imported by USA Wine West, Portland, ME.