DESPARADA WINES

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FRAGMENT, Sauvignon Blanc

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WAYFINDER, Chardonnay

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GAMMA CASSIOPEIAE. 3. Qh4+, Sauvignon Blanc

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SHEDIR 3.Bc4, Sauvignon Blanc

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ALCYONE 4.Kfr, Grenache Blanc

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SACKCLOTH & ASHES, Red Wine Blend

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BORDERLANDS, Red Wine Blend

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SUITOR, Pinot Noir € 54,50

VAILIA ESH - winemaker & owner of DESPARADA Wines


I arrived at a vineyard in Paso Robles on something of a lark after fleeing Toronto’s hustle and sleet.

 I had nothing but a crazy dog, a tiny camper and a few changes of clothes, and I couldn’t have been more delighted.

I came following a light I’ve chased my whole life, but never thought I’d see so close. I’ve chased that light across North and South America, always grasping, nearly catching hold and watching it dart past. I don’t know what it is, I hope I never do,


 I would hate to get old and boring, but I am certain that it’s something in wine and I just have to get a closer look.

In my wild chase, I’ve been everything I could for wine: importer, broker, retailer, cellar rat, harvester, vintner.


The moment I set foot in that Paso vineyard, I knew I was closer than I had ever been, I just had to stay and explore.that was years ago now, and my journey has begun a new chapter.

My life working, loving and living in wine has brought me closer day by day to knowing exactly what the hell I’ve been after for so long.

Honestly, I hope I never rest, I hope that by living in pursuit I coax that light to run along side me. 


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SUITOR, Pinot Noir

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BORDERLANDS, Red Wine Blend

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SUITOR, Pinot Noir