Handpicked’s vineyards are chosen for their ability to express the character of the region and the personality of the site. Getting to know those personalities and bringing out the best in them is a major part of the winemaker’s job, and we work closely with our vineyard teams throughout the year.
When we’ve done the right work in the vineyards, and had a bit of luck along the way, we receive fruit that tells its own story of the vineyard and the season. Our job is to listen carefully, hear the different strands of the story and help it unfold in the glass. As the current custodians of the land that holds our vineyards, we accept the responsibility to nurture and improve what has been entrusted to us.
That’s the bedrock of our approach to winemaking.