To a lot of people the names Tim Webber and Monique Millton are synonymous with natural wine; Tim is former chef/owner of Australia’s first natural wine bar, Love, Tilly Devine in Sydney, and Monique is the daughter of Biodynamic grape growers James and Annie Millton (who we represent), and the sister of upcoming winemaker Sam Millton (who we also represent).
Manon produced their first wine, Wild Nature White, from fruit sourced from abandoned, unkempt vineyards around South Australia. Sold exclusively to Noma in Copenhagen it was the only non-European wine on their list! I tried this wine in 2015 and had been pestering Tim and Monique for more wine since.
Owning your own land is what every burgeoning vigneron should aspire to do. This gives you a better connection with the land that you work, more control in the quality of the fruit that you grow and ultimately, more integrity in what you do.
Just prior to the 2016 harvest, Tim and Monique did exactly that. They bought their own farm and well-established vineyard in Forest Range, just over the hill from Anton, Gareth, Jasper and James in the Basket Range, where they grow Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Savagnin, Garganega, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from vines planted between 1993 and 2005.
These wines are made with complete integrity. All the fruit comes from their own land which is tended to organically, in a complete holistic approach including compost teas, herbal and fermented preparations, they spend endless man hours on the farm, the wines are hand-harvested and then vinified on site, they are never added to or interfered with and they are all bottled unfiltered, unfined and without any added preservative (SO2).
Annual production: 4.75 ha
South Australia, Australia