Taras and Amber Ochota decided to focus on going back to basics to create an evolving range of holistic wines.
We're very excited to meet Taras and Amber Ochota in person. Reportedly beginning on a surf trip in late 2000, in Mexico in a Volkswagen, the pair decided to focus on going back to basic to create an evolving range of holistic wines. It is the superb appreciation and understanding of past influencers and creatives in winemaking and a collection of experiences themselves, Taras and Amber have used as the foundation for crafting Ochota Barrels. Texture, old bush vines with small yields, hand labour, indigenous yeasts and a whole lot of care make these wines exceptional.
After the passing of Taras, Amber Ochota is now at the helm at her home in the beautiful Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills. Their wines are crafted in small batches, with fruits sourced from surrounding vineyards in the Hills and special sites across McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley. Taras' legacy of lighter, more ethereal wines live on, with freshness and 'tension' as a motif.