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Alaina Waller | Bad Ass Winemaker

first published May 9, 2019

Meet the woman behind our wines. She's young, she's fun, and dang does she make some tasty wine. It's Alaina Waller, Naked Winery winemaker and all around rad gal.

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Meet Alaina, she’s one of our winemakers and she makes amazing wine. But don’t take our word for it. Recently, her 2016 Orgasmic Sangiovese from Columbia Valley, WA was awarded 92 points and won a Gold Medal in the San Francisco International Women’s Wine Competition. A Gold Medal is given to “An exceptional wine that is near the pinnacle of achievement in its category; sets the standard for all other wines of its type”. This gorgeous medium bodied wine offers hints of strawberry and dark cherry on the palate, with juicy plum and spicy highlights throughout and a smooth lingering finish.

Over 1150 wines were submitted into the competition and to bring home a Gold medal is quite an impressive achievement. Congratulations to Alaina!

2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition Accolades:

SILVER MEDAL, Oh! Orgasmic 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
SILVER MEDAL, Oh! Orgasmic 2016 Tempranillo
SILVER MEDAL, Oh! Orgasmic 2016 Albariño 

2019 International Women's Wine Competition Accolades:
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL (93 points), 2017 Here To Stay Chardonnay 
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL (92 points), 2018 Making Waves Albariño
SILVER MEDAL, 
2017 A Little Classy, A Little Sassy
SILVER MEDAL, Oh! Orgasmic 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
SILVER MEDAL, Oh! Orgasmic 2016 Sangiovese
SILVER MEDAL, Oh! Orgasmic 2016 Zinfandel

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These award-winning wines are just the beginning for Alaina. Naked Winery will be producing exclusive Alaina Waller wines that show case her extraordinary winemaking finesse. Coming in June 2019 her Making Waves Albariño, a crisp and bright take on the classic Spanish summer wine, as well as A Little Classy, A Little Sassy, a blend of Zinfandel, Syrah and Petit Syrah, will be released to our Club Naked members and the general public. Read the inside scoop on what inspired A Little Classy, A Little Sassy, or learn more about Alaina's background in her Naked Winemaker bio.

Cheers 🥂,
The Naked Winery Team

Originally published October 9, 2019, updated October 9, 2019