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This cellar is all about family and creating the glue that makes it stick together. No surprise that each vintage is named after a family member, starting with Lisa and after ten years ending with Matthew and his great grandmother, Olga. As the family has temporarily run out of additions the cycle is restarted in 2008 with Lisa’s second vintage but soon had to interrupt the sequence to make room for Max in 2011.

“Top management” is also staying in the family with Alexis now fully involved in running the cellar with Miranda taking over the administration. They are in charge of keeping the bubbles in the wine, the corks in the bottles, the multitude of forms filled in, and most importantly keeping the head winemaker cool under the collar.

The other siblings, are always available whenever required to lend a hand but especially on sale day, which has become a big family reunion.

 

Photo credit Diane