About The Wine
Kiwi expat making orange wine in Slovenia is probably not a sentence we write often, and definitely wouldn't have been seen 15 years ago.
But Nick Gee established Heaps Good over ten years ago, and, with lo-fi approach to fit the zeitgeist he has released some delicious wines that are making their debut in the Australia.
This is a blend of Furmint and Pinot Gris, fully wild-fermented on skins, as if it were a red. Chewy, orangey, amaro-like with a some well-integrated tannic grip.
About Heaps Good Wine Co
Heaps Good Wine Company doesn't sound like a fourth-generation family-owned Slovenian winery, and it isn't.
It's the passion project of transplanted kiwi winemaker Nick Gee, who set up shop in 2010 in the foothills of the Pohorje range in Stajerska Slovenia, near the Austrian border.
Nick is a minimum intervention man with the only additions being occasional sulphur pre-bottling. It's cool-climate winemaking (good for a kiwi) with a nod towards its northern neighbour as he features Zweigelt and Blaufrankisch, along with excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.