Episode 10: Brian Fletcher
Published by Bianca Wilshin - 4th Oct 2019
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Welcome to the tenth episode of Drink Naked.
You’re about to meet the Master of Margaret River. Brian Fletcher is an absolute legend. With over 40 years of experience in both Old and New World regions and a cabinet full of over 15 Trophies and 100 Gold Medals, it’s no exaggeration to say this gentleman has helped steer the success of this internationally renowned region.
In this episode, you’ll hear how ‘Fletch’ went from studying metallurgy at University to eventually discovering his winemaking calling, of how his family guided him in the right direction, and how his enduring love affair with Italy informs his life today and his dreams for the future.
- WHAT DOES MINIMAL INTERVENTION MEAN?: When Brian can spare some time from his busy winemaking life, listening to what he has to say is worth the wait. Here he shares a few thoughts on minimal intervention.
- WHEN THINGS GO WRONG IN WINEMAKING: You might not believe it, but things can go wrong with winemaking. Winemakers are actually human and not super-human beings! With such a complex process, there’s always a chance for slip-ups.
- Follow Brian Fletcher on the Naked Wines website for tasty recipes and behind the scenes updates from his Margaret River winery