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Taras Ochota: Australia’s master of minimum-intervention wine

Chris Losh visits the South Australian winemaker at his home in the Adelaide Hills to find out the secrets of his success, while David Sly attends a retrospective tasting of Ochota Barrels back to 2008 to see if these hands-off wines can go the distance...

It’s not often that a visit to a winemaker starts with a bearhug and ends with a frog in a sunhat.

Yet our slightly startled party of journalists have barely got a foot in the door before Taras Ochota is making with the full grizzly, warmly wrapping a khaki-clad arm round our shoulders. With his slender frame it’s like being enmeshed in a rotating clothesline.

David Sly reviews the Ochota Barrels wines


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