Working as a winemaker for a large company for a number of years I always had a nagging desire to produce my own wine. After a chance meeting with a mate, who despite having limited access to resources was punching out fantastic small batch vino. This was the inspiration for Coulter Wines.
Coulter Wines are wines made in a minimalist intervention/under processed while focusing on cleanliness and purity in the wines. I take it extremely seriously, while at the same time, really enjoying the journey and proud of the wines thus far.
I source fruit from premium growers in the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and Riverland. Fruit is handpicked and crushed same day. The Chardonnay is produced in the classic style. With the reds I maintain emphasis on whole bunch were suitable to add interest. All the reds are basket pressed post ferment and all wines are gravity fed. Limited time in barrel allows all the wines to retain their bright and vibrant fruitfulness. Wines are released within 6 months of production.
C4 is an experimental label that will allow a change in variety & region, vintage to vintage and I'm excited about the external interest and personal freedom this label will create.
I currently live in the Barossa Valley with my wife and 2 children and consider myself very lucky to be able to combine my career and passion in winemaking. I love everything about wine, making it, sharing it and especially the raw passion it evokes.
The best is yet to come.