Based in McLaren Vale, South Australia, Alpha Box & Dice are embarking on an Alphabet of Wine. Each ‘letter’ embodies an individual winemaking project, with the end goal being a complete collection of wines that celebrates the diverse styles and varieties found in South Australia’s famous wine regions, including McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley. Since its beginning in 2008, AB&D has become a champion of South Australia’s alternative – particularly Mediterranean – varieties, exhibiting innovation at every step of the process by bending traditional winemaking norms. Wines from the Alphabet of Wine are now available all over the world in some of the best restaurants and cellars.
Adelaide local Sam Berketa joined Alpha Box & Dice as Head Winemaker in 2016 at just 26 years old, where he has evolved the existing legacy of wines and created new ‘letters’ under his unique winemaking philosophy. While the Alphabet of Wine is not yet complete, Alpha Box & Dice continues to evolve and grow, constantly finding new ways to be innovative and creative with how wine can be produced, displayed and consumed.
Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia
Grapes: Carignan, Grenache, Tempranillo