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Orin Swift Machete Red

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There are a dozen different labels for this red blend that makes a hero of Petite Sirah from Northern California, with supporting roles from Syrah and Grenache. The challenge was developing a label that would match the boldness and complexity of the wine in the bottle. Thanks to some inspiration found on a drive home and bold collaboration with photographer Caitlin Mitchell, after 2 days and over 10000 shots the Machete label was born.
The unusual name, Machete, was chosen by winemaker David Swift Phinney to reflect his ambition to create a groundbreaking Californian Petite Sirah blend.

This is one of the finest Petite Sirah blends being made in California today. Machete is composed of predominantly Petite Sirah with modest quantities of Syrah and Grenache all sourced from prime vineyard sites, the wine is aged in French oak for 10 months to reveal a varietal character that is simultaneously robust and elegant.

A black inky core with a luminous neon purple rim, the 2019 Machete opens with aromas of dark plum, violet, crushed gravel, black pepper and a touch of clove. Flooding the palate with notes of blueberry, chocolate-covered espresso bean and a reduction of blackberry. A marbled leather texture accompanies the prolonged tannic finish with energetic acidity.

ABV 16%
Delivery Nationwide: only €8.95
FREE when you spend €150 +


Delivery is free on all orders over €150, anywhere in Ireland. For smaller orders our standard delivery charge is only €8.95 per delivery address.


Avail of 10% off when you purchase 12 bottles or more. Thisexcludes bottles that are already discounted or subject to no further discount.


You've been asking for it, so here it is. You can now buy online and pick up at our warehouse or in-store. Will save you a tenner on smaller purchases (less than €150).


Delivery is usually the next working day (Mon - Fri), if ordered before 1pm, but may take up to 72 hours 

Orin Swift features a portfolio of wines that appeal to a variety of senses. The brand is known as much for its creative and evocative expression of art on the front of the bottle as it is the bold, yet finessed styling within the bottle. These quirky labels helped propel Orin Swift to cult status in the U.S. and they are as important to the Orin Swift narrative as the wine inside the bottle.

The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. A few more years of university led to graduation and eventually a job at Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997 as a temporary harvest worker. Deciding that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself, he founded Orin Swift Cellars in 1998; Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name. With two tons of zinfandel and not much else, he spent the next decade making wine for others as well as himself and grew the brand to what it is today.

“There’s a soul to this business.. that soul isn’t just from the people who make wine, it’s from everyone who loves wines that make them feel something.”—Dave Phinney
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Grape type Syrah/Shiraz, Grenache/Garnacha, Petite Sirah
Country/Region USA/California, USA/Napa
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