Denise & James Erskine


Jauma, Australia

The Erskines live and work in South Australia, in the Adelaide Hills. Denise and James Erskine, the owners and managers of Jauma, produce hand-crafted wines. Their first vintage was in 2010. All of the vineyards are managed by Fiona Wood and the ones grown on McLaren Vale are farmed biodynamically and bottled with minimal sulfites. Jauma is a founding member of the Natural Wine Theory, a group formed in Australia a few years ago that is committed to sustainable viticulture and biodynamic principles. 


"A natural wine is a wine you produce without a fixed goal at the end."  - James Erskine

Location

Adelaide Hills, Australia

Soil

Red clay, schist or quartz

Varieties cultivated

Grenache, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc

Yields/Annual production

2,500 cases

Farming/Winemaking

Sustainable viticulture and biodynamic principles. In the cellar, all ferments are wild and there is no addition of yeasts, enzymes, fining agents, acid or tannins. None of the wines are filtered or fined and no sulphur is added until bottling.

 

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Sands on Schists 2017

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A Thousand Fires

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