Juicy by name, juicy by nature
- As a teenager, Juicy threw himself at any opportunity to get involved with anything to do with winemaking. He planted vines which went on to be owned by a famous Australian winery.
- Forty years and a host of international awards later, he has literally come back to his roots. Returning to these vines to make awesome wines.
- On top of that Juicy used to be Chief Winemaker at the iconic Penfolds winery, where he made some of Australia’s most prized Shiraz. Safe to say he knows how to make a bangin’ wine.
I was born and raised in the Barossa Valley. Growing up in a grape growing and winemaking environment, wine was in my blood so to speak. My journey began in the vineyards as a cheeky little child. Learning and listening as I grew. Crafting my skills from the abundant knowledge I was surrounded by. Everything from grapes to glass. Viticulture, cellarman ship, Vinification, analysis, Art of blending, production, logistics, marketing.
I have been making wine for about 40 years and working in corporate wineries such as Penfolds for 25 years, smaller family wineries in Mclaren Vale, Victoria, New South Wales, Barossa Valley just to mention a few has opened up an area of creativity that had no limits. Every new wine, every new vintage is a new creation of life and individual as life itself.
I love seeing people enjoying the fruits of my labour and it’s so important to me that the wines I create are in a style for you Angels to enjoy. I pride myself on really listening to the the people drinking my wine, they are the ones I make for. If they don’t enjoy it, I’m doing something wrong…
My most memorable moment making wine was sitting down in the Penfolds wine tasting lab, chewing the fat on winemaking skills and traditions with a great mentor Max Schubert. He inspires me to make truly delicious wines.
It is an honour to have the privilege of making wine for Angels. It allows me to share my skill and passion with genuine people!
Peter 'Juicy''s Archangels
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