Things we love: SpiderPig Wines
Does whatever a Spider-Pig does.
Can he swing from a web?
No, he can’t, he’s a pig,
Look out, he is a Spider-Pig!
Now that I’ve got that in your head, let me introduce the Daves and their wine-baby Spider Pig.
As most of you know, I’m a big fan of wine so marrying my husband Dave who is in the wine industry was a bit of a no-brainer. That and the beard, of course.
The Beard has been a wine agent and distributor for a while now, and he was sommelier at La Colombe when he was young and not-so-beardy.
He became friends with another Dave (Dave Wibberley) who was in the hospitality industry and it was only a matter of time before the two Daves went into business together. After a night out with some winemakers, the idea for Spider Pig Wines was born.
It might seem a bit of an odd name for a wine brand, but that’s kinda the point. Spider Pig Wines are serious wines with a not-so-serious attitude. You might scoff when you see Spider Pig on the wine list of a nice restaurant, but if you think of them as a joke you’re in for a rude awakening when you taste the wines.
The Spider Pig range of wines are sourced from local farms and produced by some of the top winemakers in the country – from Tremayne Smith to Stephanie Wiid.
The original Spider Pig wine was a 2015 Grenache Noir but the range now includes a Pinot Noir, a Grenache, a Roam Piggy Roam Syrah/Grenache, a Chenin Blanc, a Cinsational Cinsault, a Grenache Noir and The Black Pig, a Cinsault/Cab. But probably the most popular of the range is the Rose/Brozay – not only because it has the Beard holding a baby on the bottle but because it is immensely delicious (think strawberry, blood orange, turkish delight, candy floss and summertime).
Of course I’m biased but Spider Pig wines are undeniably awesome, surprisingly stylish and the perfect solution to awkward dinner table conversations.
But that’s not all! They’re eco-conscious too! When a bottle of Spider Pig is sold in certain rad restaurants (Spek & Bone, Janse & Co, Coobs and Douglas & Hale, to name a few), the Piggy Preservation Project donates money to sustainable pig farming – saving our bacon, in other words.
So the next time you’re looking for something delectable to tickle your taste buds and wow your friends, look no further than this little piggy.
Disclaimer: this post is not sponsored but the Beard is my husband and he makes sure our fridge is always stocked with Spider Pig Wines.