Architects of Wine

Architects of Wine Australia

Architects Of Wine is the passion project of architect turned winemaker David Caporaletti. David’s dream came to fruition in early 2013 after a backyard hobby quickly became an obsession. With no formal training he has only his palate, an aptitude for precise execution and a sense of experimentation to guide him in his winemaking exploits. It’s this experimentation that allows every release and vintage to be completely different and truly reflective of the years conditions. Over the last few years we have seen AOW develop into a unique, micro batch release of wines that have a distinct personality.

David’s aims with AOW is to create interesting and textural wines with restraint, whilst maintaining transparent expressions of the vineyard, vintage and their individual terroir. The hands off approach to the winemaking allows the purity of the fruit to shine through. All wines are fermented on wild yeasts that are native to their respective vineyards, wines are neither fined or filtered which helps in retaining maximum flavour. There are no additions in the winery apart from small amounts of SO2 when deemed to be required.

With fruit sourced primarily from the Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley, the AOW range also ventures out to other wine regions in SA depending on where the vintage takes him, painting an all-encompassing picture of South Australia.