Discover my selection of unique boutique wines with sustainability at their core.
Fonseca has been producing port wines for over a hundred years. The unique terroir of each quinta used contributes its own distinctive character to the Fonseca Port blend. Cruzeiro provides the dense core of black fruit and tannin. This is enveloped in the rich succulent jammy flavours and velvety texture of the wines of Panascal and overlaid by the exotic heady scents of Santo António. The fusion of the wines of these three diverse properties explains the multi-layered and multi-dimensional quality of Fonseca Ports and their ability to continue releasing surges of opulent complex aroma over decades of ageing in bottle. Fonseca's estates have also witnessed pioneering developments in organic and sustainable viticulture in the Douro Valley as one of the first properties to contain areas of vineyard with organic certification and to be completely converted to the sustainable vineyard model developed by the firm's viticulture team.
I created Wine Monkey to bring together a collection of lesser-known craft wines that celebrate sustainability, whether environmental, human, economic and/or social and to support the producers who see and care about the bigger picture.
You name it, I've done it: from marketing and brand management to retail and trade sales, wine tourism, wine education, ecommerce and, most recently sommelier, with several vintages under my belt both in the cellar and in the vineyard.
Having worked my way through the vineyards of southern Oregon, the Loire, the Languedoc, the Rhône and now the UK, I have developed a passion for "unique boutique" wines. Wine Monkey is all about bringing together and showcasing the incredible wines I've collected along the way. Get in touch to let me know what you think of my selection and to share your favorites with me. I'd love to hear from you!