Naked Run Wines
Try the Nudies from Barossa
Early Millenium, having somehow studied and worked closely in the broader wine industry, three mates decided to put their efforts together, feeling pretty bare to create Naked Run Wines, a boutique, family-run venture. Post-University, Steven, Jayme and Brad followed separate career paths all within different capacities of the Wine industry before they got back to drive their project.
The first year saw Naked Run Wines start with their very first Clare Valley Riesling before producing a Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz blend.
Naked Run Wines source their premium fruit from the world-renowned Barossa Valley and Clare Valley, source of high quality flavours and intense colours in all of their wines. Challenge is to continue to grow, produce amazing wines whilst enjoying the process. That’s why the boys source their fruit from their own and a couple of selective vineyards throughout the Barossa.
Aldo Baraglia’s vineyard is situated in Williamstown, southern Barossa Valley where Aldo (the winemaker’s father) has tendered to his vineyard for his entire life. The 70+ yo dry-grown Grenache vines have survived droughts, floods and even housing developments. These old relics are harvested and pruned by hand and receive minimal input throughout the season. In addition to the old Grenache, there is another block of younger 25 yo Grenache and Chardonnay recently grafted to Pinot Gris.
The Hill 5 vineyard was purchased by Steve and wife Laura in 2005. Elevated at 475m, this vineyard is one of the highest in the Clare Valley, perfect site for Rieslings. No wonder a further few acres of Riesling were recently planted on an eastern facing slope furthering the already successful vineyard’s potential.
Planted in 2001 in Gomersal, the Lindner vineyard is entirely Shiraz. This vineyard is early ripening and produces big, rich, full bodied wines. Naked Run is proud to say the Lindner vineyard provides the key element for the BWC, so much so in 2008 the BWC was made solely from Lindner fruit.
Naked Run Wines has over the years received growing recognition from James Halliday, been awarded Gold Medal at the Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2010, mentioned as Best Grenache blend at the Trophy 2012 Barossa Wine Show and top-listed Young Guns of Wines 2013.
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Sweet Kiss Clare Valley Riesling 750ml (10.5%)
Sweet Kiss – Tuna salad; Garlic prawns; Peach mousse