The Stickybeak winemaking team is led by Antipodean, Bill Nancarrow. With over 25 years of winemaking and over a decade of them in California, Bill shares our inquisitiveness and curious nature for Californian wines. Together, we’ve scoured the hills of Napa, trekked the valleys of Santa Rita, paddled the Russian River and shivered in the Sonoma Coast fog to find vineyards that have that wonderful “this is it” character – where the grape and land go hand in hand together. So with a great roster of growers we’ve been able to produce wines that not only sing stridently of their origins but also deliver a wallop in the flavor department – not meaning heavy and overdone, but simply long, lingering and wonderfully focused. Wines that invite another charge.
With a great roster of growers we’ve been able to produce wines that not only sing stridently of their origins but also deliver a wallop in the flavor department. The 20 year old Semillon vineyards from Knights Valley combined with zippy Sauvignon Blanc from the cool-climate Russian River produce wines with tremendous aromatics and concentration. The Russian River’s cool morning fog and warm afternoons generate crisp Chardonnay with expressive fruit, and high natural acidity. The cool morning fogs and warm afternoons make the Anderson Valley the ideal climate for growing Pinot Noir with wild aromatics and great balance. The Napa Valley’s Mediterranean climate, combined with its rich red volcanic soils deliver both complex and vibrant reds. Whilst south of San Francisco, the warm dry days of low humidity and cool nights of Monterey is ideal for distinctive, elegant Syrahs.