I’m a keen traveller, wine maker, photographer, and cyclist.
This web site is a platform, mainly to share my wine creations as a Nomadic Wine-Maker. I make wines where I feel connection with the land, vineyard owner and the style of wine.
It is important to have this connection and inspiration. Quantities are always small, normally a barrel (barrique size) of specifically sourced grapes, often to my required blend proportions.
My wine background is based on my early dream to become a wine maker. I worked for an international wine company, as my first job in the UK, selling lots of wine in the mid 90’s. I was a wine columnist for the Israeli FT and the food and drink magazine, ‘Al Hashulhan’.
I founded my own boutique wine merchant company, Raffiné Wines, in 1999 and enjoyed dealing with small wineries and wine importers until 2007 when I decided, in my mid-30’s, to embark on a University degree, changing direction.
The idea for The Nomadic Wine-Maker came to me while producing a small batch of excellent Bordeaux, assisted by the Lynch-Bages team in Bordeaux.
All wines should carry with them an interesting story, of place, people and land. This is especially so when the wines are made to ‘bespoke’ or individual requirements.
What inspired me? What is different about the wine I want to make?
It’s not always about creating a ‘twist’ or breaking the rules. Sometime it is just to make a batch with my own energy, my own ‘blessing’ and see what comes out.
I am currently looking into developing a number of projects in Argentina, Chile, Israel and Spain.