Hugely experienced winemaker going off the beaten track in California
- Stephen is no stranger to a gold medal or two... but usually his prestigious employers are the only ones in the limelight.
- We offered Stephen some Angel funding to set aside some of his favourite wines and vineyards to make a special range with his name on the label just for us, and he jumped at the opportunity.
- If you like underdogs, Stephen's your man. He will find the over-looked and under-appreciated and he will take precious care to make sure they grow into big, beautiful wines that deserve more attention.
Map of the Vineyard
Stephen Millier's Story
"I have been a winemaker for 36 years and counting!
At college I became intrigued by the craftsmanship aspects of winemaking. Knowing that we have 30 or 40 chances in a lifetime to try and get it right. Understanding that we can only control a few aspects of our wines while the rest are given to us new each year.
I love starting fresh with every harvest with new grapes, new wine and new hope. That is a shared feeling between myself and the different grape growers that I make wine from their grapes.
I really try to make each wine an accurate reflection of what was special with the vineyards that year! Really I try to make honest wines that are easy to appreciate while maintaining varietal integrity for the region they originate from. They are drinking friendly.
I’m hoping you really enjoy the wines I have created just for Naked Angels, it has been a fantastic opportunity to create something of my very own and I am proud to share it with you in the UK!
I am very interested in getting some feedback on the wines, so don’t be shy! Come back and tell me what you think so I can start working on the new vintage with a better idea of what you all like."
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