Specialists in New World fine wines
Seckford Agencies are exclusive UK agents for a comprehensive range of privately-owned wine estates throughout South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South America; providing high quality fine wines at all price levels.
Seckford Agencies ... offers customers great selling support and is one of the most important agents for New World wines in the UK.
As part of our monthly producer focus for 2018, we are asking the winemakers five questions to learn a little bit more about them and their love of wine. Peter Kelly rejoined Thorn-Clarke as senior winemaker in 2016, having been with them as assistant winemaker until 2010. What first made you interested in winemaking? I was actually completing a Bachelor of Anthropology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane when I discovered wine. I guess I was a typical Queenslander, more of a beer and spirit drinker, but I met my now wife and she first introduced me to wine. From there my love for the whole industry blossomed and 5 years later I moved to Adelaide to complete a winemaking degree. Who, within the trade, has been your biggest influence and why? I think my 6 years of making wine at Peter Lehmann’s was my biggest influence. Working with chief winemakers Andrew Wigan and Ian Hongell, alongside long time Lehmann’s winemaker Peter Scholz taught me so much! The importance of care and detail needed to make some of the great wines of the world was impressed upon me early and will remain with me forever.
Well, here we are, slap bang in the middle of the most crucial annual phase of each and every vintage...
In the January edition of Decanter Magazine (on sale this month), 2016 Chenin Blanc 1947 by Kaapzicht is top of ‘The most exciting wines of 2017’.