Jumping Juice is a collaboration between long-time friends and winemakers, Patrick Sullivan and Xavier Goodridge. They make wines in the hotbed of Australian natural wine; Gippsland just east of Melbourne. Both are known for producing high-quality lo-fi wines made from top quality fruit. Australia is producing some of the most intriguing natural wine in the world and these two are amongst the island nations superstars.The wines from Jumping Juice are made with the same spirit that guides both mens namesake wineries. But instead of complexity and depth the goal at JJ is to make wines that are in the most Aussie of terms, smashable. Each Jumping Juice is a study in pure unadulterated pleasure. They are filled with crunchy fruit flavors, intoxicating aromas and will leave you refreshed and thirsty for more. And as far as value goes, no other wines from down under can match them. They do this by working with equal minded growers throughout Australia, mainly in lesser known regions. These men are obsessive about the quality of fruit they use but by looking outside of the premier wine regions, they have found source material that meet their standards yet cost a lot less. Since these wines are for near-term pleasure, they are produced in a way that preserves a sort of precociousness. Playful and delicious they are the perfect entry point into the exciting world of natural Australian wine. As quaffable as they are they still display precision and intricacy; clearly the work of two winemakers at the top of their game The Aussies have embraced the lo-fi wine movement wholeheartedly and Jumping Juice is a perfect distillation of the spirit behind it. Wine made by seriously talented folks committed to making bottles that are full of unadulterated joy!
Aromatic , Fruity , Funky