Boomtown was born in July 2014 when Tim Sproal, Pat Underwood and Jarad Curwood were dreaming about a place to make their own wine locally. Whilst not achievable as individuals, the idea of taking a shared lease, with shared equipment and three winemakers made the most sense. A place of experimentation, learning and really good times. Sourcing grapes from great local vineyards and making wines with sense of honesty that told stories about our home.
The Boomtown wines are worked on as a collective, whilst the individual winemakers guide their own wines to bottle; Tim makes Minim Wine, Pat makes Little Reddie and Jarad makes Chapter. We want Boomtown to be an inclusive place, open to our local wine community - a place where a young winemaker can come and make a proper start.
In January 2017, Jarad moved on from Boomtown to focus whole heartedly on his own wine label following recent and continued success of his brand. Tim and Pat are both extremely grateful for Jarads energy and guidance whilst a part of Boomtown. Jarad will always remain a founder of this great project, his influence on the wines, the space and the brand will remain.