winemaking with friends
After 19 years of working for others in the wine industry, Rob Turnbull dreamed of spending his days creating interesting wines from different regions with the people who mean the most to him.
So in June 2017 he quit his job at one of Australia’s biggest wineries and started his own endeavour, focusing on small batch South Australian wines made with his winemaking mates.
Remarkable State Wines was born.
Rob now works with his friends, incredible grape growers and winemakers who are obsessed with detail and are energised by making delicious wines.
Our philosophy for bringing our wines from grape through to bottle is centred around these 5 ideals:
Be local – Our label designer is a 2 minute drive away, our label printer a 5 minute drive. This gives us both more time to work on the important things as well as a deep sense of place.
Appreciate the little things – from small batches to little wins, we embrace being a small brand. It means we can celebrate and focus on all the little things that take our wines to the next level.
Help others – it’s not about us, it’s all about the people we meet along the journey. We do can give our suppliers and customers a leg up as we know, what goes around, comes around.
Cherish relationships – from friends to business contacts to the many people who are both. Nothing we do is possible without our strong and two way relationships. Plus no one likes drinking alone.
One day at a time – every day is an opportunity to build on what we do, smell the roses and sweep away the rubbish. Lets never forget to make the most of every day.
Rob moved from England to Australia in 1997 after working a vintage at a Barossa Valley winery…and falling in love Barossa Valley girl.
He’s been in the wine industry ever since, first studying wine and then working with wineries both large and small.
For Rob, Remarkable State Wines is about spending quality time with his mates in this remarkable land, creating something that then brings enjoyment to others.
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