My boss asked me to create a wine list of accessible screw cap wine. He wants high quality and low price is not a requirement. Any suggestions?
John Duval’s wines are killer, and I think he’s exclusively screw cap.
Most on this list are from southern Hemisphere, but there are some gems elswhere.
Producers with (Suggested Bottlings)...I'd check out what's available from the producers, though, and make sure to check with the distros, as some of these bottlings are sent to different areas under cork as well:Vasse Felix (Tom Cullity Cab Sauv)Cade (Howell Mtn Cab Sauv)Leeuwin (Artists Series Chard)Kumea River (Mate's Vineyard Chard)Jermann (Tunina- but anything they do is good)Cirillo (1850 Grenache)Bonny Doon (Cigare Volant- may it RIP, but there are still many bottles in distribution)Maximin Grunhauser (newer vintages- Abtsberg Spatlese is a good place to start)Dr. Hermann (Urzig Wurzgarten Riesling)Dr. Loosen (know Erden Treppchen and Urzig Wurzgarten on newer vintages are available this way)Dog Point (any of their Pinot Noir)Felton Road (any of their Pinot)Cloudy Bay (Te Koko)Osborne (PX 1827)Hijos de Rainera (most of their sherry- some are delightful if not cheap)Louis Michel (standard Chablis)Henri Bourgeois (lower end offerings)Ochota Barrels (The Fugazi)Ott (Stein Gruner)Badenhorst (all of the Secateurs, and many of the higher bottlings, too)
This list can go on and on with just Aussie and NZ, but here's a start.
Most of Peter Zemmer's stuff is screw cap. His Pinot Bianco, Riesling, and Pinot Noir are dynamite.
what he said.
I kind of dig Wakefield’s (Australia) Jaraman line
From Oregon: Argyle, Stoller, Vidon, Lange
Gessinger Rieslings (Germany)
Most of WillaKenzie's sub-$30 bottles are screwcap. Delicious Oregon Pinot Noir/Gris.
Thumbs up for the Kumeu Mate’s, stellar wine!
Found the 13s recently online and they were singing. Totally opposite of the "Auckland doesn't actually matter" attitude I had from my studies!
Thank you so much! I just jumped back onto this project for our CEO - thrilled to have your list! We actually came to The Thief in Walla Walla last summer on our visit. I hope to return soon!
Jeremy's list is fantastic. Here are a few more producers using them for premium wines outside of the usual suspects of AU, NZ, DE, and AT:
Domaine des Baumard, Savannieres
Plumpjack, Napa Valley (they also do cork)
Domaine Laroche (they've switched back to cork, but if you can find back vintages they really over-deliver, and unsurprisngly the entry-level wines are still holding up beautifully)
Jermann, Alto Adige
El Maestro Sierra, Jerez
Hill of Grace
also Cepparello is under Stelvin for the Australian market as well as most of the Benjamin Leroux wines, not sure about availability in the States though