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Cristián Vallejo has made wine all over the world, from Napa to Spain to Italy — he even did a stint at Bordeaux’s iconic Château Margaux. Now he champions Cachapoal Valley — specifically the Millahue subregion — one of Chile’s up and coming areas for elegant, world-class Cabernet.
Combining elements of organic, biodynamic and natural winemaking, Cristián crafts bold, signature reds that have won accolades like “Best Chilean Wine” at the Decanter World Wine Awards.
Now your funding helps him channel his lifetime of expertise into his own signature versions of Chile’s hallmark red wines. And for supporting Cristián to share his favorite Chilean reds with everyday wine drinkers, the rewards are yours to savor!
Mirko Sella is a bona fide expert of northern Italy, specifically world-famous Valpolicella, where he’s the third generation to make wine from his family’s vineyards. He comes highly recommended from another Italian star you know, his fellow Naked winemaker Stefano de Blasi.
When Angels voted to bring on more Italian wines and fund a Ripasso (a Valpolicella specialty) — all roads led to Mirko! With 20 harvests in Valpolicella under his belt, he’s ready to share his wines on the world stage, and you’re helping him do it.
Mirko’s Angel-funded wines are regional classics made from sun-dried grapes hand-harvested straight from his family’s own vineyards: a powerful Valpolicella Amarone with intensely concentrated flavors, and it’s bold, complex ally, a fruity Valpolicella Ripasso. Now they’re yours to enjoy!
When Angels voted for more organic wine options, we heard you loud and clear. Now you’re funding one of the leading organic-focused winemakers in the business — Chris Condos!
Chris is an award-winning, highly sought-after organic expert who’s dedicated his career to showcasing the best organically-grown grapes from the northernmost reaches of California wine country.
Paso Robles wine growers Randy & Cheryl Phillips firmly believe in miracles — particularly, their Miracles Ranch estate — a sweeping 100-acre vineyard property they planted back in 1992 way before this Central Coast wine town developed a world-class reputation.
They've cemented their place in Paso Robles wine history as early grapegrowers of a now prestigious region. Their grapes have been sold to famous wineries for years and years, featured in iconic blends that sell upwards of $60 per bottle.
Now you're getting special access to the wines handcrafted from their award-winning vineyards. By funding this husband-wife team you’re getting exclusive access to Cabernet, Syrah and more from their historic paradise off Oakdale Road.
Michael and Anne Dashe have worked with many top wineries — Ridge Vineyards, Far Niente, Chappellet, Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château La Dominique — but have developed style all their own. Elegant, balanced wines made with minimal additives, natural yeasts, and grapes from small family farms are their signature!
In their urban winery on Spirits Alley (an old Naval Airbase in Alameda, CA), Michael and Anne are using non-industrial winemaking techniques that allow them to highlight the fruit and emphasize the wine’s balance — crafting California Zinfandels in a unique style.
Jesse Katz is a winemaking wunderkind who spent his formative years working with legendary names like Bordeaux's Petrus (he even experienced a harvest at Screaming Eagle) before becoming America's youngest head winemaker at 25 with Lancaster Estate.
In 2009, Jesse launched his Sonoma winery, Aperture Cellars, where he’s already earned dozens of 95+ Parker Scores since then. He’s got decades of harvests before him and he loves the community you've built at Naked so much, he wants to make award-winning wines with you, too.
“Angel support is amazing," said Jesse. "Working with Naked Wines is a wonderful way to be creative and we’re excited about a growing partnership now and in the future.”
Sonoma winemaker Jonathan Pey spent his early teen years in France — and it’s impressed upon him a desire to craft wines that unite Old World wine flair with ”why not?!” American attitude.
He’s topped Wall Street Journal’s wine lists, impressed critics like Robert Parker, and auctioned off precious coveted bottles at Premiere Napa Valley, but he’s most excited to make wines with Angels. Why?
In early 2020, Angels supported Jonathan through the COVID Relief Fund, so he could keep his independent operation running for harvest. You loved his Spicerack wines so much, we asked him to share more. He’s up for the challenge — and you’re guaranteed delicious rewards.