About The Wine
The two great varietal interests for Garth and Kirsten at Vino Volta are Chenin Blanc and Grenache. So, they make a Pet Nat of both. Why not, eh?
This is legit. It's fruit from a 30-year-old vineyard with the fruit picked specifically to make Pet Nat.
The juice is bright pink, it almost looks as if there's an electric charge pulsating in the glass.
Who would have thought such a vibrant expression of this in vogue wine style would come from a winemaker who has spent the last decade at a WA wine institution like Houghton? It just goes to show, if you've got the love and passion there and an adventuring spirit, cool new things can happen.
About Vino Volta
Vino Volta is part of the exciting new breed of vanguard producers emerging from the Swan Valley region in Western Australia.
Between Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann, they have a collective four decades worth of experience in Western Australian Wine.
During his position as winemaker at WA icon, Houghton, Garth saw the potential of the great old vine fruit in the Swan Valley going to waste. The couple have made it their mission to turn the spotlight on this unsung region through a creative and diverse set of wines featuring the regional hero varieties Chenin Blanc and Grenache.
An ex-Houghton winemaker might conjure up thoughts of conservative wine. These creations are anything but. These are fun, flamboyant, and contemporary wines made with a sense of adventure and experimentation.