David Kohler is a Naked original. He joined our ranks back in 2012 and became the company's first Wine Advisor - he's the in-house expert on every Angel-funded wine you fund. (He's tasted through THOUSANDS of bottles!)
We all knew David loved DRINKING wine. We just didn't know about his secret ambition to make it!
We polled Angels to see if you wanted to make this beloved Wine Advisor your very own winemaker… and you’re incredibly smart, so you did! Thanks to you, David got to trade in a desk and a phone for a life at the winery... and he's not looking back.
The next generation of Coonawarra's iconic winemakers: The Tocaciu family. Luke knows how to feature the best Coonawarra has to offer, winning him several winemaking trophies and dozens of phenomenal critical scores.
Angels came to Luke's rescue when he unexpectedly had to take on the role of both Chief Winemaker and CEO after the sudden loss of his father.
Now, thanks to the help you've given Luke, you can enjoy inspiring wines from the most famous Cabernet region in Australia.
Responsible for making two of Italy's finest wines, Tignanello and Solaia...Now, thanks to Angel funding, Stefano is making super-premium wines from across Italy– just for you, at a fraction of the price!
This crazy-talented winemaker can do anything from traditional Chianti to daring next-generation Super Tuscans and crisp Venetian whites.
So don't delay - grab a bottle of his Italian classics, all exclusive to you, and see what all the fuss is about.
Meet Stuart.... Born in Perth, Stuart has been making wine for 31 years. He is a legend and the man behind Vasse Felix, Voyager Estate and Stella Bella just to name a few.
Stuart has made wines in the Yarra Valley, Geelong and Bordeaux. He also undertook a study trip to Tuscany and Piedmonte, Burgundy and the Loire as well as Rioja and Priorat. So you could say he has a fair bit of experience.
His label, 'Hearts and Bones' celebrates the release of the creative spirit from the constraints of day-to-day reality. It is with the support of the Angels that this burst of vinous creativity is able to happen.
Richard is a special find – he's one of just 322 people to earn the revered "Master of Wine" status AND he's a first class winemaker to boot. That is an impossibly rare combo.
Angel funding gave Richard the jump his one-man business needed, allowing him to tap into South Africa's huge potential to make spectacular wines without hiking up the price.
Unlike the show-off wineries in South Africa, Richard dreams of owning a shed to make wine in. So you're not paying for fancy cellar doors, marble floors, and Michelin-starred restaurants. Just raw winemaking talent, great grapes, and a shed.
Richard Bruno is exactly what we love in a winemaker– the quiet achiever behind the scenes at some of the world's most famous wine brands. He's made wine for Francis Ford Coppola and Don Sebastiani, the latter of which was named Winery of the Year TWICE under his watch.
And in his 20 years making wine for famous wineries and earning them 90+ scores, he has traveled all up and down California's coastal wine regions. His experience and familiarity with the terrain allow him to sniff out the best-bang-for-buck pretty much anywhere in CA.
But launching your own wine brand is hard and expensive, so he's using Angel funding– and he's able to focus on winemaking, instead of wine-selling.