STICKYBEAK
Napa Valley
Ever been curious enough to stick your nose over someone's fence to see what's going on? We have! Some people might say we're busybodies or nosey neighbors although we prefer the Australian term, 'stickybeak.' And being Napa-based wine folk, it's hard to resist being curious about the stunning wines and regions that we admire. In fact, as inquistive vintners, it seemed only natural that we'd have a bit of a stickybeak and produce our own wines from these areas.


  • Founded: 2009
  • Winemaker: Bill Nancarrow
  • Size: Sourced from premium vineyards in the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Anderson Valley and Monterey, CA
  • Climate: Blend of continental, cool and mediterranean climates
  • Key Varieties: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah

Winemaking

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.

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Viticulture

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.

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