The Wine: Warner Glen Red/White 2017
Red wine from Margaret River, Australia, made by talented young winemaker Sam Vinciullo from 55% Merlot and 45% Semillon grapes co-fermented. No additions, no oak, no filtration, no added sulfites.
The Producer: Sam Vinciullo
from Sam Vinciullo's website
I finished studying winemaking in Adelaide in 2005 and then worked in wineries all over the world for a few years. It was on Mount Etna in 2010 where my understanding of farming/growing grapevines and working with your environment really started.
In 2013 I grew grapes, made the wine in my garage and created my first wines under my own label “SRC” (this stood for Sam, Rori, and Cinzia). Unfortunately, my financial business partner, a powerful Sicilian businessman, forced me out with nothing to show for almost 2 years of work.
I returned to Australia just before the 2015 harvest which would be my first under the “Sam Vinciullo” label in Margaret River, Western Australia. For the first 3 vintages, I purchased grapes grown the same way as I farm currently. The aim was always to get back to farming 100% myself.
I pride myself on not compromising my values and having integrity and honesty with everything I do.
The Region: Margaret River