Ben Darnault

Not only are we great friends, but this guy makes the most delightfully drinkable and characterful French wines you could possibly imagine.

Meet Ben

Ben & Luc Cowley

When the Cowley family bought a piece of Marlborough land, now known as Auntsfield Estate, in the late 1990s, they were blissfully unaware of the history they were about to stumble upon.

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Benjamin Laroche

Benjamin comes from Chablis royalty - the Laroche family have been rooted here since 1663. Growing up in the vines, he was always destined to continue the family legacy.

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Berene Sauls

When I was tipped off on an employee of the legendary Hamilton Russell Vineyards making her own wine on the side, I had to find out more.

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Connie Schwaderer

There's no better winemaker to show you premium Chile, than my good friend Connie Schwaderer. She’s one of the very best over there - she was crowned Winemaker of the Year in Chile six years ago.

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Born in Champagne and educated in Bordeaux, Damien learnt his craft from the godfather of French Sauvignon, the late Denis Dubourdieu.

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Danie Carinus

Danie’s simple but powerful philosophy is to grow the best possible fruit and find a talented winemaker to facilitate it into bottle.

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Daniel Baron

Daniel Baron is a pretty big deal in the wine world. After an early apprenticeship at Chateau Petrus, he went on to make wine for decades at Dominus, Silver Oak and Twomey in Napa.

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Eva Ventura

When I started looking for Cava for WineSpark, my Spanish winemaker friends talked me out of it. ‘Forget Cava’, they said, ‘It’s all about Penedes’.

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Federico Cerelli

The former winemaker of Solaia and Tignanello, two of Italy's most iconic wines

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Gerd Stepp

Gerd grew up in a sleepy German village called Bad Durkheim, where his parents and grandparents were farmers and grapegrowers. 

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Grégory Guibergia

Domaine Saint Andrieu was discovered in 2003 by Jean-Paul and Nancy Bignon, the owners of the famous Chateau Talbot. 

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Guillaume Michaut

Guillaume spent 15+ years expertly growing grapes for his family business - until he struck out on his own in 2018

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Herbert & Carmen Zillinger

Nine years after first meeting him, I’m delighted to re-unite with Herbert and his wife Carmen for WineSpark. It’s hard to imagine a more exciting producer coming out of Austria right now.

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Hervé Jestin

When it comes to organic Champagne, there’s one winemaker that commands respect and authority above all others - Hervé Jestin.

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Iria Otero

Iria is from Galicia in northwest Spain and will be your official source of Albariño at WineSpark.

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Jocelyn Hogan Wilson

Jocelyn Hogan Wilson is a name on everyone’s lips right now - from fellow respected winemakers, to wine critics and wine drinkers in the know.

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laura gindorf

If you’re looking for the truest expression of Riesling in the world, Germany’s Mosel Valley is a great place to start.

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Laurent Fournier

An under-the-radar name (Laurent Fournier) making sensational wine in an under-the-radar region (Marsannay). Perfect.

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Laurent Habrard

Laurent Habrard describes himself as ‘the happy winemaker’ and when you speak to him, it’s hard not to get caught up in his positivity and good energy.

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Luis Louro

Alentejo - if you gave me a pot of gold to buy a vineyard anywhere on planet Earth - I’d probably pick this place.

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Mandy Jones

Based in the unheralded Rutherglen region, 3 hours north of Melbourne, this was gold-mining country back in the 1800s. The same rich red clay soils are also perfect for grape growing, and they’ve been doing this here for 100+ years.

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Marc Ripoll

Just two hours from Barcelona, I love drinking and visiting Priorat - if you like your reds big, and with tons going on, then Marc’s wines are for you.

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Mateo Ruiz

I first met Mateo through my great friend Carlos Rodriguez back in 2014. We called into his winery near Logrono for a ‘quick Sunday lunch’

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Matt Michael

Matt Michael is one of Sonoma’s hottest talents. In his day job, he’s the head winemaker for Robert Young Estate in Alexander Valley - one of the most famed growers and wineries in Sonoma. And on the side, he’s slowly growing his small family business, Baldassari Wines, with his dad Dom.

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Mauricio Lorca

Mauricio is one of Argentina's most respected winemakers, and I've known him for years at Naked. So it’s a real coup to get him on board.

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Mélanie is the 8th generation of her family to run the Pfister wine business. She’s based in the village of Dahlenheim, in the northern part of Alsace and just west of Strasbourg.


mike paterson

Mike's great grandfather Marcus Joseph Paterson emigrated to New Zealand from Corofin Co. Clare in 1927

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Mirentxu Sanz

I firmly believe that if you’re going to have good wine in your house, you should have good olive oil too.

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The Nicolas family has been making the wine here since the French Revolution - Mylene and Benoit are the 6th generation to make the stuff.


Natalia Poblete & Maria José Ortuzar

They say you should never start a business with friends - well these two are besties and it’s worked out pretty well so far.

Meet Natalia & Maria José

Nigel Ludlow

Nigel’s a one-man-band, having started with two barrels of Chardonnay in his garage in 2007 and grown steadily since.

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Olivier Hillaire

Olivier Hillaire has two big passions in life - wine and rugby. He modestly tells me he played at a ‘reasonable’ level - for Grenoble and Bayonne in the Top 14 equivalent back then.

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It was on a trip early in my wine career to see Oscar and his sister Amelia that I properly fell in love with Ribera del Duero.

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It’s fair to say Pilar is a bit of a white wine nut. She only makes white wine. Her husband makes white wine. She’s a lecturer in the University of Valladolid, teaching students about the chemistry of white wine.

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Sebastien Vincenti

It was on my hunt for southern Rhone gems that my winemaker friend Denis Crespo gave me great advice. ‘Think about the Ventoux’ he told me, ‘the value and potential here is enormous’.

Meet Sebastien


I've known Serena and her dad Gianfranco for years at Naked Wines, so I knew exactly who to ask when I was looking for some special Barolo and Barbera for WineSpark


Thibaud Baudin

Winemakers like Thibaud Baudin are driving the new Beaujolais forward. Although he’s only 37, his CV is impeccable.

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Tim Smith

Tim’s been a winemaker for 35 years - and during that time he’s worked for some of the Barossa’s most iconic names… Yalumba, St Hallett and Chateau Tanunda to name but a few.

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Umberto Marchiori and his family are a rare breed indeed - a small Prosecco producer. In a region dominated by mass-produced generic-tasting fizz, Marchiori wines really stand out.

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Wade Metzer

My good friend Johan Kruger introduced us - they did a harvest together at Jordan Winery in 2003. Johan said he was struck by Wade’s passion and talent at the time… and his incredible focus.

Meet Wade