Written by Sophie Ling
A company that was begun in the 1990’s, Lost Wolf Winery regard themselves as a family wine.
Wolf Viergever started his career in the packaging industry and making labels. In the 1990’s an opportunity came along and from there the journey in the wine making industry began. He always wanted his wine to be a small family wine and started producing wine in the 2000’s, creating his own brand.
Since the Viergever family was a female dominated family with only one male, Wolf himself, he choose to name his brand “Lost Wolf”.
The label is unique, incorporating both old and modern techniques and revisiting Wolf’s original interest in labels. Melding of modern and old techniques is also evident in the design. A modern wolf graphic combined with a letter press which is over 60 years old ends in a perfect combo. This creates a unique and intriguing look and texture on each label. Each label is created by hand, allowing a beautiful personal touch for each bottle.
Lost Wolf was rebranded in 2017. The first bottle created was Grenache and then the Shiraz. They believe in the least amount of intervention and great flavour. The flavour of each wine depends on the specific barrels used and the vintage. The Grenache spends around 20 months in old French oak before it is bottled and kept for several years so that it can be enjoyed at its best. The Shiraz goes through the same process.
Another interesting aspect of the Shiraz is that it has 5% of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes included.
With the third bottle, their Reserve Shiraz, unknowingly, the entire family has picked and liked the same wine from the same 2 barrels out of 15, and that’s how the Reserve Shiraz was created.
Lost Wolf wines are unassuming and can be enjoyed for any occasion or no occasion at all! This wine is both a celebration and a comfort. Welcome a Lost Wolf at your place today!
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