Taras and Amber Ochata conceived the idea to make super premium wines in their home of South Australia after a surfing trip along the west coast of Mexico in a Volkswagen campervan back in 2000. Taras, an Oenology graduate from Adelaide University with a wealth of experience working alongside renowned winemakers worldwide, uses his expertise to create plush, small batch, single vineyard wines from exceptional sites with a focus on flavour, texture and emotion.
What to drink with... pork belly.
Increasingly popular on restaurant menus, pork belly is seeing a resurgence at home too. With wine pairing, much depends on the sauce/marinade you’re using. Plain roast pork belly will be enhanced by a claret (Château Puy Castéra, Château de France Rouge), Pinot Noir (Aurelien Verdet) or a blend (Château de Montfaucon from the Rhône). If you’ve a little spice, then choose a smooth wine, like our Brownstone Winery Zinfandel from California. If you prefer a white, then a Riesling would go down a treat.
Like the look of the crispy pork belly pictured? You can find the recipe on the CHOPCHOP app - downloadable from the App Store.