about

"We’re just two chicks making wines we love to drink and share with friends and loved ones. Boom!"

Wine Unplugged projects have no boundaries other than producing high quality wines without the pretence. We believe that wine can be the glue between friends and strangers, lovers and haters and shouldn't be intimidating nor elitist … after all everyone has different tastes. Do you like it?? Then drink it.

For those of you who want to know about the nuts and bolts…

The Birth…

Dave went on a family holiday to Peru and was inspired by the liveliness, colour and vibrancy of the South American culture.

After returning home Dave decided that retirement wasn’t for him… there are only so many rounds of golf you can play before you go stir crazy! Hence the birth of Pacha Mama - One wine, one brand, rock and roll!

Toddler years…

DJ went door-to-door selling to old friends in the industry building a small, but still to this day, very loyal following.

Primary School…

DJ puts in a call to the gorgeous and super talented Nina Stocker (who was pottering around her family vineyard and winery after having her first child Ellie) to see if she was interested in teaming up with Dave’s super creative and infectiously vivacious daughter Callie (who was gallivanting around Italy learning the tricks of the trade) to head up the winemaking team.

Dave’s knuckles and feet were getting sore from pounding the pavement and knocking on doors so handed over the reigns to Nina and Callie and then the horse bolted! DJ remains on the barrier (insert horse pun) cheering them on!

High School…

This model is by no means traditional.

Nina and Callie believe that winemaking doesn't have to have barriers but what it does need is quality, focus and a destination.

Their combined winemaking experience which includes Alentejo, Southern Rhone, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Northern Rhone, Provence, Beaujolais, Emilia Romagna, Alsace, Barolo, Sonoma, Central Otago, Marlborough, Mclaren Vale, Yarra Valley and Heathcote … You get the idea they LOVE travel and they LOVE their work!

Slightly more mature but by no means an adult…

Nina embraced her elegant and graceful nature and translated that into a stunning Upper Yarra Pinot and Chardonnay under the brand In Dreams.

Callie has a love affair with all things Italian (how could you not!!) and was spending a lot of time in the King Valley which saw the concept of White Stripes come to life!

There was still something missing ... the restrained elegance of a food friendly rosé would sit perfectly amongst our motley crew and the best Rose came from Provence. Et Voila .. La Vie en Rose!

With the new portfolio of brands we created Wine Unplugged as the parent company that holds it all together and keeps them all grounded.

Oh and DJ still gives them a helping hand from time to time when they need to run ideas by him, or get him to pressure wash the winery floor...