Josephine has spent the past few years becoming a master of the Margaret and all round absolute fucking legend. But once you're at the top where do you go? Well to one of the least "cool" regions in the country duh, The Swan Valley just outside of Perth.
The Swan Valley's lack of street-cred is not due to a poor quality of produce but maybe just some more, let's say, modest producers calling it home. But one cool as hell resident of the area is a few little guys & gals called the Western Swamp Tortoise. Unfortunately these fellas are facing extinction, so the Yokel wines are Josephine's contribution to giving this adorable lot a helping hand with a dollar from every bottle going to the Friends of the W.S.T foundation.
And the wine itself is no less charming, a slightly skinsy Verdelho coming off 80yr old vines, going through full malo to make it all that much more huggable and coming out of the bottle bright, crackling yet with a lovely fullness, just imagine a smart dressed tortoise entering the room and turning heads like a boss.
Find their friends here: https://www.westernswamptortoise.com.au/