Tim Wildman MW’s most recent projects
UK-based Master of Wine Tim Wildman MW has been working on a couple of exciting projects: a fundraiser to support Ukrainian families and a new UK wine. You can read more information on these projects below.
In association with his Australian distributor, Imbibo Wines, Tim is supporting a Ukraine fundraiser organised by UK wine merchants Les Caves de Pyrene through sales of his South Australian pét-nats. Through their network of European winemakers, Les Caves de Pyrene is helping to identify lodgings at wineries or vineyards that might otherwise be used for tourism or seasonal workers that can house Ukrainian families made homeless by the war. Its target is to raise £100,000 through crowdfunding, auctions, dinners and other activities, their JustGiving page is here.
For every bottle sold of Astro Bunny pét-nat or Piggy Pop pét-nat during April, Wildman Wine will donate $2 to the fundraiser, which will be dollar matched by his Australian distributor Imbibo Wines. Details of the Australian promotion to raise funds is here.
International distributors for Tim’s Australian wines can be found at the website here.
New UK wine
Tim will be launching his new British pét-nat at the Real Wine Fair in London on May 22 and 23.
‘Lost in a Field‘ is a new project launched by Tim from the 2021 vintage to make natural wine using heritage grape varieties from old vine parcels. Some of these vineyards were planted in the 1960s, 70s and 80s and represent Great Britain’s unique old vine legacy. They are becoming increasingly rare but small plots can still be found in abandoned or ‘lost’ vineyards. The 2021 Frolic pét-nat is made up of 21 of these heritage varieties (such as Madeleine Angevine, Reichensteiner, Schönberger, Siegerrebe, Rondo, Triomphe, Ortega and many more) from eight different vineyards across seven English and Welsh counties. As part of the project Tim will be launching a wine club, the Lost Vineyard Preservation Society, to organise vineyard working parties, fund raising to restore abandoned lost vineyards and to establish collaborative projects with like minded businesses. You can follow the adventure so far on Instagram at @lost_in_a_field. The website lostinafield.com will be launched mid-May to coincide with the release of the wines at the Real Wine Fair. The 2021 Frolic pét-nat will be available initially just in the UK and distributed by Tim himself who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.