Growing up with both his father and grandfather constantly out in the vineyards, how could Gilles not fall in love with wine?! He’s never more enthusiastic than when he is championing local varieties such as the Jacquere (between us that’s a fresh, fruity and very easy drinking grape...yum.)
A few years ago they hit hard times with frosts wiping out 40% of their harvest. If ever there was a place that Angel funding could make a huge difference it’s here.
Gilles is so excited to join the Naked family. Thanks to you, he can now, along with his brothers Philippe and Christophe, carry on the family tradition with pride.
Jose started his career as a winemaker at the tender age of 16. He knows the Vinho Verde region better than anybody else.
Archangels discovered Jose in a blind tasting of Portuguese wines, and fell madly in love… his creations stood head and shoulders above the rest!
Jose is a seriously passionate and dedicated chap - “I think what makes my wines special is actually the passion and detail that my whole team puts into the work we do... the care of the vineyard, the thoroughness with which we create each wine, so that each wine reveals its maximum potential and character”
When we stumbled upon Alain & Vincent we couldn’t believe our luck. They’ve over 45 years’ experience, a 300 year-old winemaking family, and a vineyard in Gaillac which goes back to Roman times.
Alain is a bit of a local saint, having rescued the local co-operative from the edge of bankruptcy. But his main passion is making traditional wines from grapes grown on his own estate.
To have 180,000 thirsty Angels queueing up for their amazing wines seems like a miracle to Alain and Vincent. It’ll enable them to support their local co-op more. Even better, they’ll be able to take their already unbelievable wines to another level.
Two brothers making some of the finest Sancerre around - now exclusively for Angels
This pair don't just turn grapes into wine, they are hands on in the vineyard for the growing process as well. They believe good winemaking starts in the vineyard, so they like to have control over every part of the process.
Emile says- "We aim to produce fine, fruity and mineral wines. Pure wines which reflects their "terroir", while respecting the environment."
If you've never heard of Liam McElhinney, he's the genius behind some of the world's most iconic Sauvignon Blancs - like Saint Clair and The Ned.
In 2009 he was named a top 10 young winemaker in all Australasia. Since then he's won #1 Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand, the Decanter Sauvignon Blanc Trophy, and IWSC NZ Wine Producer of the Year. Whooperoony!
Armed with your funding, Liam was able to select the very best grapes at the optimum time to make his first Angel-exclusive wines that massively over-deliver on bang for buck.
Tomas is a trailblazing winemaker on a mission to put one of Spain’s most underrated wine regions back on the map.
Thanks to innovative young winemakers like Tomas bucking the trend, Castile-La Mancha is emerging from mass-produced obscurity to create some of the best quality, top value wines in Spain.
As a Castile native, Tomas knows exactly how to take advantage of the super hot days and cool nights – using authentic winemaking techniques and 21st century innovation to craft wines with intense fruit and freshness.