Dido & Jurriaan traveled from vineyard to vineyard to make wine all over the world before settling in Alt-Empordà in Spain. Here they found 9.5 hectares of planted vineyards for sale - Garnacha, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tannat and Barbera - and through crowdfunding were able to buy them. Their first vintage was released in 2018 - wines made naturally with no sulphur (or anything else) added. Dido & Jurriaan live in the midst of their vineyards, restoring the vineyards, converting them to biodynamic, and learning more every day about the climate, soil and how to best express the terroir in their wines. Each vintage is different as they experiment and gain more insight. Vinyes Tortuga is named after the turtles that live in the vineyards.

Vinyes Tortuga - Sugar Magnolia 2018

  • Name Sugar Magnolia
    Producer Vinyes Tortuga
    Style Red
    Country Spain
    Region D.O. Emporda
    Vintage 2018
    Grape Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Cabernet Franc (35%) and Tannat (10%)
    ABV % 13
    SO2 None added
    Production Biodynamic (In conversion). Unfined. Unfiltered. Natural. Vegan