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Naked Wines announce £5 million fund for winemakers

Published:  25 February, 2010

Naked Wines has announced a £5million investment fund for talented winemakers looking to set up in business.

The online wine retailer has said due to the support of key investors, its community of angel customers have been able to pledge a significant sum of money to launch the project.

The announcement comes on the back of its latest winemaking recruits, husband and wife duo Felipe Garcia and Constanza Schwarder, who launched their first solo vintage in the UK with funding from Naked Wine Angels.

Naked Wines said, the couple, who have worked for some of Chile's most prestigious wineries, have recently gone on to win two key accolades at this year's Wines of Chile Awards.

Rowan Gormley, Founder of Naked Wines said: "We're looking to commission experienced, proven winemakers, who are hoping to go it alone, to create stunning new wines for UK wine drinkers."

"We will cover production costs, pay a salary, guarantee an order, market the wines and pay a profit per bottle sold. In other words, provide all the tools an independent winemaker needs to create their own wine, under their own label, without the risks usually associated with being self-employed in the wine world."

Interested winemakers can find out more about the project at