Collection: Delinquente Wine Co.

We are excited to be able to offer the amazing wines of Delinquente Wine Co, a super exciting natural producer from the Riverlands specializing in some stunning offbeat wines made with Italian varieties.  


Some background on Delinquente - the founder Greg Grigoriou grew up in The Riverland, with Greek and Croatian grandparents who moved there in the 60s and were farmers and grape growers. Greg’s Dad has been growing grapes and running wine in for the last 40 years so the Riverland Wine industry is in his blood.


After traveling internationally and working in the restaurant industry in Melbourne he fell in love with natural wine describing the wine as totally different to the wine he had experienced in the past, a revelation that will resound with many of you… all of a sudden wine was “interesting, exciting, delicious and cool.” He moved back to the Riverland and hatched his plan for DLQ (Delinquente).


“Delinquente is obviously delinquent in Italian - the idea being that we are making small batch, minimal intervention wine from alternative varieties in the biggest most corporate wine region in the country.  The whole idea for DLQ is just to make the best wine that I think we can make in the Riverland. We are never going to make big, intense, complicated wines - but if we focus on acid, texture and drinkability, treat the grapes with respect and pick early, then we can make super fun, smashable wines that are true to variety, honest and have layers of complexity if you're willing to look for it.” - Greg Grigoriou


With the exception of the Bianco d'Alessano Pet Nat which comes from the Sherwood Vineyard in Loxton, the only plantings of the variety in Australia, all of the grapes are sourced from a single grower - the Bassham Family vineyard in Barmera which they have been managing for three generations. Ten years ago, in the middle of the wine glut in Australia, they pulled out Chardonnay and Cabernet and planted alternative varieties suited to the climate and converted the vineyard to certified organic.


As to the wines, they are all made with indigenous yeasts and are unfined and other than the Rosato which receives a light filtration the wines are unfiltered. Likewise, all of the wines are bottled with minimal sulphur dioxide addions and even then, only at bottling. We have received a small allocation of the stunning 2018 vintage wines.
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2018 Delinquente "Tuff Nutt" Bianco d'Alessano Pet Nat
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$30.00
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2018 Delinquente "Weeping Juan" Pink Pet Nat Pre-Order
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2018 Delinquente "Screaming Betty" Vermentino
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2018 Delinquente "Pretty Boy" Nero d'Avola Rosato
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$30.00
2018 Delinquente 2018 "The Bullet Dodger" Montepulciano
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2018 Delinquente "Roxanne the Razor" NDM
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2018 Delinquente Wines Six Pack
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$150.00