About The Wine
Throwing away a career in finance, Aussie James Becker found his new calling after some life changing events saw him end up in California making wine.
Now established back home in the Hunter, James and his wife Meagan venture back to California on a yearly basis to make this wine.
From the Manchester Ridge vineyard on the Mendocino Ridge in Northern California. There is a cool maritime breeze which blows in from the Pacific Ocean allowing for a long hang time, and providing the grapes ample time to reach optimal ripeness.
About M & J Becker
Husband and wife duo, Meagan and James Becker are a part of the new guard based in the Hunter Valley, fighting to reshape the region and its rigid preconceptions surrounding the growth and production of wine.
Making their wines with a focus on minimal intervention, their estate vineyard is currently in the process of conversion to certified organics.
After cutting his teeth in California, James returns to Mendocino County once a year to produce small quantities of single-vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
M&J Becker Wines was realised to focus on Meagan and James passion for the region, and its ability to produce dry–grown and environmentally sustainable wine.