How far has the context of occasion and good times has strayed? Come to think of it, what has become of culture; we're forgetting the moments to take a step back, giving ourselves a break and letting us appreciate the hard work behind the hands and minds that craft the many wonderful things we take for granted. Good times are for all. Taking a time of rest and putting our feet up enjoying our present time and place with family, friends and the land showing gratitude and never taking things for granted.
Together with our good friends at Local Weirdos, these are the moments we want to inspire and capture. An appreciation of the finer things in life and the hands that craft them. Our latest collaboration combines our expertise in mindfully considered clothing and hardware with the expertise of Local Weirdos in all things fine.
You may call it fine wine, but we've called it Dope Peasant Juice. A wine for the farmers, the toilers, the working class, the grinders, the Peasants. A wine for vignerons - the rare breed of viticulture focussed winemakers who make their wines out in the field and only put the finishing touches on them in the winery. Etymologically it can be considered to be either a dope wine for normal peasants, or a normal wine for dope peasants - We like to think it's a little of both.
Releasing alongside the collaborative wine, discover a thoughtfully designed and minimally made capsule collection to celebrate the good times. Our Made in USA t-shirts are the foundation, featuring limited graphics designed by the amazing Harrison Earl of Sydney, Australia. Available in a long sleeve and short sleeve t-shirts in two colourways. Plus discover our collaborative cork screw and fine glass for all your fine wine needs. To round out the collaboration, we've released a small comic poster introducing you to the wonderful world of Local Weirdos.
Mmm...This is Dope Peasant Juice.
Join us in celebrating our collaborative partnership!
WHERE : Wines of While, 458 William St, Perth WA 6000
WHEN : Sunday, 27 November 1:00PM AWST
Kicking off the event with DJ sets by YGAM and Low End Therapy, ascend into the evening with bucolic-style food as well as the eponymous Dope Peasant Juice and other Vintage 2022 wines from Local Weirdos.
The whole collection will be available for purchase at the bar.
See you down there 👩🏽🌾
Courtesy of Local Weirdos...
Dope Peasant Juice - The second pick of Grenache off our little organically managed block in the Swan Valley. It comes from the middle five rows of the vineyard. Picked with friends and fellow Peasants on February 6th, an early pick, to balance between holding out in an attempt to achieve physiological ripeness, and protecting the suffering vines - who had been copping some serious summer rays over the latter part of the growing season.
Processed the next day at Swan Valley Wines, the fruit picked split between one ferment in big plastic Nally bin, and another in the 1000L Georgian Terracotta Qvevri, the baume just scraping in about 11B on both.Allowed to ferment at ambient temperature (ie: topping out around 30C), plunged once a day to limit the extraction of the gripping phenolics the skins still retained.
Both Nally and Qvevri ferment combined together in the press after 6 days on skins, pressed to one 500L seasoned oak puncheon. This barrel was topped from ullage every month, the lees stirred once or twice to round out the palate weight given the low alcohol. Racked once a week from bottling which took place on August 28th with nary an addition in sight.
At the end of the day it's just immaculate grenache left to gestate in old oak for a couple of seasons. Savoury and chewy, a wine of real rusticity. A table wine for drinking when your feudal master allows, but just make sure you don’t shirk your responsibilities tilling the field.