Simon Sorby Adams, Barossa legend, says ‘Hi Angels’!

Published by Tamara Harrison - 10th Jun 2018

Welcome to a Barossa L.E.G.E.N.D, Simon Sorby Adams!

Lately, I have to pinch myself when I see the jaw-dropping calibre of winemakers knocking on our Naked HQ door, asking to make wine exclusively for Angels.

It’s testament to the fact that Naked Wines is driving a seismic shift in the way wine is made and enjoyed in Australia. And, the Angel word is spreading like wildfire. Wooohoo!

This is not just extremely exciting. It’s HUUUGE!

Simon Sorby Adams is one of the most influential and acclaimed winemakers in Australia.

He was instrumental (firstly as Senior, then Chief Winemaker) at Yalumba for twenty years, in establishing the truly iconic international reputation for its masthead premium wines – The Octavius, The Reserve, The Signature and The Menzies. That is massive!

Sorby is a Barossa legend. Drop-the-mic. Nothing more to say! Except…

He has amassed more than 65 trophies and 300 gold medals over thirty years, including twice winning Best Vintage Red at the International Wine and Spirit Challenge in London, the Stoddard Trophy in Brisbane and the ‘Triple Crown’ at the National Wine Show in Canberra, including Best Wine of Show, and sooo many more!

And, throughout his award-winning career, Sorby’s philosophy of seeking out the finest grapes from the best vineyards in the Barossa and high Eden to create exceptional wines, has been at the very heart of everything he does.

“It’s a constant journey of discovery”

– Simon Sorby Adams

Sorby’s exclusive-to-Naked range of Barossa and Eden wine labels feature an ancient spherical astrolabe on the front in honour of his ancestor John Couch Adams who in the early 1800’s was credited with discovering Neptune.

A symbol of exploration, it’s a reminder to him to keep on doing… just that!


Mark ‘Poll’ Pollard – Wine Guru


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