Château Acid is Simon Jones and Charlie O’Brien. We are two old friends and wine enthusiasts, who after separate careers in music in our 20s, came together in our 30s with a desire to make our own non-interventionist wines of place.

In 2017 we were introduced to a very special vineyard in the remote central ranges of New South Wales, near the town of Canowindra. The vineyard is certified organic, uses biodynamic practices and has never seen chemical sprays since it was planted in 1997, quite a rarity in NSW. As of 2024 we have made 7 vintages of wine from these vines, planted to Grenache, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Vermentino.

Whilst we have refined our style and methods over these years, we have always aimed from the outset to do the absolute least possible, making pure wines of high energy that focus the life and energy of this pristine vineyard ecosystem. All wines are fermented with wild yeasts, aged on full lees and racked only once after 9-12 months, bottled unfiltered with only a small SO2 addition when needed. We use a variety of vessels, from ceramic eggs, to clay amphorae and neutral oak, in an effort to keep freshness and energy in the wines.

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See also our second label Moonlight, a negociant project working with fruit from grower friends.

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