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.
In 2015, a popular winery in the area was in a spot of bother and in need of a helping hand. Denis took up the job of winemaker and turned their old school French winery into a modern business and is already producing some spectacular wines.
For what he has achieved, he is a very humble man who likes nothing better than a delicious meal with his family and covering some serious distance on his bike. His dream is simply to make fruity, juicy, easy-drinking wines that everyone can enjoy and he is so happy to share them with Angels.
He was never going to be kept a secret for long and the big dogs of the industry are already cosying up to him with pleading puppy eyes. Trust us, this is just the beginning for Denis and we couldn’t be more excited!
Meet Jean Marc Astruc... a respected grape grower with 30 years' experience, and Katie Jones' husband and pillar of strength. He's so respected, he was made President of his local co-operative in 1998.
As President of the co-op, Jean Marc believed in innovation, and investment in quality, not quantity. But when the recession hit, his strategy was severely tested. After a couple of tough years and price pressure from the supermarkets, the growers had enough and kicked him out in 2011.
Jean Marc is now free to make delicious wines from his own vines - a dream he's held for 30 years... and it's all thanks to you!!
Jonathan is probably the closest you'll ever get to a real rockstar winemaker. Iconic, ridiculously talented and living in a house bordering the beautiful banks of Bordeaux. And how did he get there? By producing some of the most sensational Garagiste wines you'll ever taste.
A (very famous) previous vintage of Jonathan's wine scored a whopping 100 Parker points - and accolades just don't come any higher than that.
You might think that it doesn't get any better - until we tell you that now, he's making wines exclusively for YOU. And thanks to the power of YOUR funding - his wines are yours for an absolute steal!
This father and son team are showing the French how winemaking is done!
They moved over from the States, bought a vineyard in rural France and set about making wines with bags of determination and drive! Going against the French experts' advice they had their own ideas on winemaking.
Judging by all thefantastic reviewsfrom hordes of Angels (and even from the likes of Jancis Robinson) their gamble has payed off and we're chuffed we've discovered them!