Discover our story
Smidge Wines is more than just a what's in the bottle. It's a story of a wine nerd, going all in, throwing the safety of global recognition and a regular pay cheque out the window to create his vision for a first generation winery. From day one, Matt's goal has been true to his signature style that is as much about championing each stage from berry to bottle, as it is about creating something of which he is proud, is singularly enjoyable, and uniquely memorable. Be part of something special every time you open a Smidge Wine.
Smidge means just a little and that is what we are - a small hands-on, Husband and Wife team producing rare and exclusive small-batch wines from our favourite regions.
Our philosophy is simple. Our wines are a reflection of who we are, what we enjoy and the values we hold dear. Respect for our customers, giving them something enjoyable and memorable in every bottle. Respect for our vineyards and fruit, that has been carefully and meticulously grown. And finally, respect for things to come; making wine sustainably that we can be proud of today and for the years ahead.
As one of only a handful of first-generation small players, Smidge Wines has turned the modern winery model upside down with a very rare "berry to bottle" philosophy that draws on every bit of Matt’s experience including more than 10 years as chief winemaker at one of Australia’s most notable and acclaimed wineries.
Meet Matt Wenk
Read about Matt's story, from time spent with his Spanish grandmother and how this helped shape his love of flavour, to the heights of success as chief winemaker of one of Australia's most successful wineries and now as the award-winning owner of Smidge Wines.
Smidge Wines has been the full time gig for Matt since 2014,
and since then, Matt has been creating award-winning wines.