Wine Companion: Viticulturist of the Year, Finalist
Neil Jericho is an understated man, much like his range of wines that speak strongly of place while providing unrivalled value. Yet, Jericho is largely a n├ęgociant. He purchases leased fruit and crafts delicious wines. His recent purchase of an octogenarian vineyard of Blewitt Springs bush-vine grenache, however, has changed this dynamic. He intends on respecting the vineyard as a holistic proposition, untempered by commercial pressures to provide quantity and shift the viticultural framework. His ambition is to convert the site to organics while applying his trademark courage to crafting transparent wines, not only from grenache but other varieties of the future. Ned Goodwin, MW

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