Switch Organic Wine

Vanessa Altmann
Switch Organic Wine
Eden Valley , Langhorne Creek

Young Gun of Wine 2017 Top 12

Vanessa works with a number of like minded grape growers in a number of regions in South Australia to make her Switch wines, which are organic and preservative free. As of 2017, Vanessa is transitioning to Switch full time. Try her 2015 Langhorne Creek Petit Verdot.

What got you into wine?

Admin work – I wanted to leap from hospitality to winemaking so I took and admin job in a winery, a month later I was forking stalks at the end of a crusher!

What song is the soundtrack to your life; what wine is the winetrack?
The song Carry You Home by Emily Davis – reminds me of home as its so descriptive and love the line ‘the poetry is in what you do not what you say’ I get that!

With wine, what’s next?
Purple Monkey Dishwasher – not sure. Make what ever excites you, thats the next thing always.

Why should people vote for you in the Young Gun of Wine awards?
Because I changed my name so it would look awesome on a bottle!

What’s your favourite TV show… and what’s the perfect wine to drink with it?
MASH – the perfect wine is a simple ferment or maybe a white left on skins a little too long as I was far too busy saving people (doing my day job) to press that off.

What wine lesson – or winemaking lesson – did you learn the hard way?
The best wines come along when you let go of the need to control everything.
Live and let live.

You are, in one word…

What’s your desert island wine?
Only one wine for the rest of my life?! Nooooooo!