Offbeat Wines was established with a simple aim – to produce pure, unadulterated, and enjoyable English wines with environmental preservation and sustainability at the forefront of everything they do. Winemaker and owner, Daniel Ham works with small growers who take a considerate approach in the vineyard, avoiding the use of synthetic chemicals and doing most of the work by hand. The journey from grape to glass is also kept as simple as possible, employing age-old winemaking techniques and minimising inputs. All wines are fermented spontaneously, never fined or filtered and only receive sulphur dioxide additions when absolutely necessary.
A light pet nat made from a 60/40 blend of Orion and Phoenix, grown on a small 1 hectare vineyard in Oxfordshire.
Winemaking: Whole bunches were gently pressed over 7 hours, and co-fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel. After a long, slow fermentation, the wine was bottled via gravity with no fining, filtration, or additions of sulphur. Not disgorged, 565 bottles made.