Scintilla is the brand of winemaker James Madden. Desiring a career change, and having worked in the wine industry as a purveyor, it seemed logical for him to then become a maker. Many visits to the Adelaide Hills convinced him and his partner that it it was the right place to put down some roots.
All the grapes are sourced from uncertified organic/biodynamic vineyards, and the main focus is minimal intervention in many senses of the word, with absolutely gentle handling of the grapes and wine, and no fining, filtering or sulphur used. These are natural wines that will satisfy even those who usually baulk at the term.