Termed a “virtual winery” Julian Forewood and Bernice Ong seek out the very best grapes from different regions of Australia in order to make refined wines that are pure and expressive. The name symbolises the relinquishing of their past security and structure (Ministry), for the freedom, independance and adventure (Clouds) inherent in their own venture. As James Halliday writes: Trying to pick highlights is futile, simply because there are so many of them, and so few words available. No surprise they are one of James’ best new wineries for 2015.
This is a négociant, formed by husband, Julian Forwood, and wife, Bernice Ong, both entirely in love with wines and dedicated to making high quality wines with lots of freshness, produced from grapes grown with sustainable viticulture practices. Their speciality lies in their ability to source grapes from vineyards that are best suited for the grape variety, and to minimize the intervention, thereby allowing the right quality of the grapes to shine.
Region: Mclaren Vale, Australia
Grapes: Other Red