Anna & Derek's Wines
A husband and wife duo on a sustainability mission
Both Anna and Derek are super experienced, having made wine in Bordeaux and the Rhone (just to name a couple) before landing in the same place... Mount Benson on Australia’s Limestone Coast.
You can feel the love and hard work that goes into every wine produced by them. Anna says: “Every day is different and there is no time to get bored. I enjoy going to work as much as I enjoy my days off.”
Angel money helped them expand their horizons, by taking the risk out of production, they’ve been free to truly make wine they’re proud of!
Map of the Vineyard
Anna and Derek's story
Both Anna and Derek started winemaking at an early age and were both busy traversing the globe making wine for a number of years before they finally landed in the same place. They fell in love with the stunning coastal scenery around Mt Benson, the wines and each other so sticking around seemed like a good idea!
The Hooper family were pioneers in this great region. It's the climate that is most interesting, its proximity to the very cold stretch of ocean has a significantly moderating effect on the climate protecting the fruit from the impacts of heat waves. Their wines are an expression of the region and their passion is full bodied reds made in a cool climate style - these are serious wines!
In 2013 Anna was named SA Rural Woman of the Year for her commitment to sustainability and the environment both within and outside the business.
Their wines are about purity, and it is their aim to be able to source all of their additional fruit from sustainably managed vineyards.
Naked will allow Anna and Derek to lose their inhibitions and focus on following their hearts, producing wines made with passion and expression. They love the concept of personal interaction with the Angels and looking forward to receiving feedback!
Anna & Derek's Archangels
Archangels are our most interactive customers. They know our wines inside out and help us discover new wines for the site!