Naked Wines’ customers save vandal-struck British winemaker

10th May, 2013 by Rupert Millar

Customers of online retailer Naked Wines have come to the rescue of a French-based British winemaker who lost her white wine vintage to vandals.

Katie Jones in the vineyard

Katie Jones, who is based in the Languedoc area of Tuchan, lost the entire 2012 vintage of her Grenache Gris last month when vandals broke in and opened the tanks.

In support, Naked Wines’ customers pre-ordered 30,000 bottles of her wine in just 48 hours to help raise money for her to continue her winemaking.

A neighbouring winemaker was kind enough to let Jones select a parcel of Corbières for her to sell through Naked Wines in the meantime.

Jones moved from Leicestershire to the Languedoc 20 years ago and set up Domaine Jones. She….

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