Orange Wine

In this section you’ll find all of the white wine we’ve categorised as ‘orange’ – this means the juice has been macerated with the grape skins for as long as it takes to have a noticeable effect on the wine’s appearance, aromatics and tannic structure. Amber wine, orange wine, skin-contact wine, call it what you will – this collection features all of the idiosyncratic expressions that result from this ancient method. From masters of the art like Josko Gravner and Radikon to other noteworthy practitioners such as Slobodne and La Stoppa and plenty more besides. Organic, biodynamic and natural orange wine that never fails to play with your preconceptions.

  • Tillingham End Grain 2020 | Wayward Wines

    Tillingham End Grain 2020

    An experimental approach with this skin-contact white, and one of our Tillingham favourites. It uses mainly Ortega and Muller Thurgau, along with a blend of Bacchus and Pinot Gris in smaller quantities, all of which are subject to a variety of techniques...

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  • Costador Presa Romana 1905 2019 | Wayward Wines

    Costador Presa Romana 1905 2019

    Presa Romana 1905 is a rich, concentrated and exotically spiced Macabeo from vines that are over 100 years old. The wine is fermented on its skins in clay amphora which lends a deep golden colour to the wine and gives a granular, tannic texture on the...

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  • Tanca Nica Soki Soki 2019 | Wayward Wines

    Tanca Nica Soki Soki 2019

    Different plots of Zibibbo bush vines from different contradas, with various altitudes and expositions. Grown mostly on pumice-heavy 'soki soki' soils, the parcels were harvested from 10th to 20th September, and vinified separately undergoing different...

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  • Esencia Rural Pampaneo Airén 2016 | Wayward Wines

    Esencia Rural Pampaneo Airén 2016

    Esencia Rural, hailing from Quero in the Castilla-La Mancha winemaking region of central Spain, have always produced some of the wilder expressions we have tried, and this mysterious way with local grape Airén is no exception. Straight up, we...

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  • PolOpuesto El Otro Lado 2018 | Wayward Wines

    PolOpuesto El Otro Lado 2018

    In keeping with the off-the-beaten-track nature of the wines we list, it gives us great pleasure to offer the only example like this we've come across - skin-contact, or 'orange' Argentinian Torrontes! A very long maceration of ten months transforms and...

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  • La Stoppa Ageno 2017 | Wayward Wines

    La Stoppa Ageno 2016

    Oh Ageno... such a beautiful wine, and an absolute must for the orange-wine addicts who haven't yet tried.  The maceration here is long, around a month, leaving the tannins deep, complex, mouth-coating and tea-like. You could sit for hours picking...

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  • Cristiano Guttarolo Vino Bianco 2020 | Wayward Wines

    Cristiano Guttarolo Vino Bianco 2020

    A blend of roughly equal parts of Verdeca from Cristiano’s vineyards, along with a little Fiano and Malvasia from an old organic vineyard in Gioia. The grapes are macerated as whole bunches for a week before being pressed off for a short...

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  • Patricia & Rémi Bonneton - La Tangente Metisse 2020 | Wayward Wines

    Patricia & Rémi Bonneton - La Tangente Metisse 2020

    Imported directly and exclusively by Wayward. A brand new cuvée, this is a blend of their own Syrah from the same parcel that makes their Merci pet-nat, and Viognier brought in from the Gard - the same that is used to make their negociant wine...

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  • Jacopo Stigliano Buriana 2019 | Wayward Wines

    Jacopo Stigliano Buriana 2019

    A beautiful, bright yellow, each of the grapes seems to have added layers of complexity and intrigue. This wows with notes of citrus, minerals and herbs, fine tannins and a finish that is whistle clean. In the Bolognese dialect Buriana describes a sort...

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  • Cataldo Calabretta Ansonica 2019 | Wayward Wines

    Cataldo Calabretta Ansonica 2019

    Ansonica (or Inzolia), is not very common in Calabria, but it has the characteristic of being well suited to coastal terroirs. The vines are ideally situated on a single hectare of vineyard in Strongoli, only 300 metres from the coast of the Ionian Sea...

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  • Škerk Ograde 2018 | Wayward Wines

    Škerk Ograde 2018

    A decidedly old-school macerated white, made the way it always used to be, before the descriptor 'orange' found its way into the lexicon - this is simply the way Škerk work with their white grapes in this part of Friuli. The Pinot Grigio in the...

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  • Weingut Brand Wilder Satz Pur 2020 | Wayward Wines

    Weingut Brand Wilder Satz Pur 2020

    A wine that has gone through many twists and turns to end up in its final form - a great example of some experimentation and ingenuity resulting in something delicious. It's a hazy white wine, leaning towards orange territory as only some of the grapes...

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  • Don Chisciotte Fiano 2019 | Wayward Wines

    Pierluigi Zampaglione Don Chisciotte Fiano 2019

    One to look out for for fans of the wines of Cantina Giardino, this is a neighbouring classic of skin-macerated Fiano from Irpinia, in the rolling hills of Campania. And for those who are new to the style, this is one of those timeless, well-regarded...

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  • Gazzetta Bianco Castagno 2019 | Wayward Wines

    Gazzetta Bianco Castagno 2019

    The latest from Gazzetta! A wonderful producer we're very fond of, and have been lucky enough to visit a couple of times just outside Orvieto, beside Lake Bolsena. Procanico fermented on the skins for a month, before a year of rest in a big old chestnut...

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  • Jean-Marc Dreyer Origin Riesling Macération 2018 | Wayward Wines

    Jean-Marc Dreyer Origin Riesling Macération 2018

    Skin-contact Riesling from the gentle giant of Rosheim, equally known for his amiable nature as he is for his method of fermenting his wine in skips. Don’t let that fool you into thinking his wines are anything other than beautifully constructed,...

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  • Bodega Clandestina Orange Censurat 2019

    Bodega Clandestina Orange Censurat 2019

    From a single plot, low in organic matter but rich in minerals, particularly calcareous, these young Carignan Blanc vines are harvested much later though the fruit retains exceptional acidity, due to the nature of the varietal and the mineral nature of...

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  • Fattoria Di Vaira Vincenzo Bianco 2020 | Wayward Wines

    Fattoria Di Vaira Vincenzo Bianco 2020

    <<Wayward Everyday Drinking>> A new addition to our entry-level selection that immediately claims the plaudit of best-priced orange wine in the house. This is Falanghina with a mixture of the grapes direct-pressed (like a regular white) and...

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  • Marko Fon Malvazija 2017 | Wayward Wines

    Marko Fon Malvazija 2018

    From a remote plot of forty year old vines, it spends two days on skins and a year in old casks. This is a benchmark for the varietal, combining the grape’s gorgeous aromatics and cleansing acidity with impeccable balance. The finish is salty and...

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