Wine of the Week – Yokel
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Yokel is Josephine Perry’s second wine brand, her main one being @dormilona. From vineyard to glass, Jo handcrafts each wine with love and careful attention. We reckon Jo is one of the most exciting emerging producers from WA!
With the Yokel project, Jo is working with grapes sourced from the lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people (Swan Valley). Swan Valley is a very old wine region, the Swan Valley wineries are mainly small family-run businesses. However, the increased clearing of land here for agriculture and housing has harmed native wildlife and fauna.
Represented on Jo’s label is the Western Swamp Tortoise, native to the waterways of Swan River. It is currently the most critically endangered reptile in Australia.
With every bottle of the Yokel wine sold, a dollar is donated to the hard-working initiative friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise and the amazing breeding program at the Perth Zoo!