Peter Juicy Gajewski
Peter Juicy's Wines
- 5 wines
- 2 styles
Juicy by name, juicy by nature
Juicy was born and raised in Shiraz heaven – Barossa Valley – where he planted vineyards as a kid that went on to be owned by one of Australia’s most iconic wineries. “Growing up in a grape growing and winemaking environment, wine was in my blood.” he says. Forty years and a host of international awards later, he has literally come back to his roots.
It turns out the vines he planted all those years ago were Juicy’s golden ticket to winemaking superstar status. His knowledge of the vineyards, combined with the natural flair he’d shown in his career so far, saw him made Chief Winemaker at the iconic Penfolds winery, where he made some of Australia’s most prized Shiraz… in the very vineyards he’d planted as a boy.
Safe to say, Juicy knows how to make a bangin’ wine and he’s chuffed to share his brilliant kit - that’s so close to his heart - with you. “I love seeing people enjoying the fruits of my labor, and it’s so important to me that the wines I create are in a style that the Angels enjoy. It is an honor to have the privilege of making wine for you.”
Peter Juicy Gajewski's Story
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
Demented but fabulous! Loves life, good wine, bunting and..dancing!
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