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As a Chef, Brendan Cato's love of natural wine goes hand in hand with his ethos of working with producers who have a great respect for the land, sea and in creating the very best organic and sustainable food products. 
In 2014, his passion for natural wine grew to experimenting and making wine himself under his own label, Carto Wines. Brendan has also completed vintages in Italy and France - with a cameo appearance at Domaine Dandelion Vintage 2023.
He partners with like-minded organic producers, principally in the Adelaide Hills. His approach is sympathetic and straightforward - great fruit, minimal handling, wild ferments, ageing in older French oak, no fining or filtration, and only a tiny kiss of sulphur added prior to bottling!
Since 2015, Brendan has been travelling to the Adelaide Hills to help out his good friend, Erinn Klein from Ngeringa Biodynamic Vineyards. In 2018 the pair decided to make a wine together under the collaboration label, Ngato.