Taras Ochota Death: Taras Ochota, one of Australia’s generally gifted and regarded winemakers, has died. He had been doing combating an ailment for quite a while. An extremely modest man with a delicate soul and caring nature, Taras was a much-cherished individual from the Australian and global wine network and will be woefully missed. Taras was one of the main winemakers to seek after low-mediation winemaking. His wines, constantly splendid, new and completely scrumptious, pulled in a religion following all through the world and immediately sold out not long after delivery.
The updates on his passing has stunned and disheartened the nearby and worldwide wine industry, where Taras was held in the most elevated respect.
His old buddy Maynard James Keenan of US musical gang Tool drove the accolades: “We lost a decent one today. Godspeed, Taras. This genuinely sucks.”
Taras won the 2013 Young Gun of Wine Award. Organizer Rory Kent said on Instagram today, “So adored by everybody he met.
“Such a lovely soul. A hero without misrepresentation.”
Taras once played in the troublemaker band Krantus. His wines, including Fugazi Grenache, The Price of Silence Gamay and The Impeccable Disorder Pinot Noir, are named after most loved troublemaker melodies and groups.
Taras and Keenan made wine together at Ochota Barrels at Basket Range in the Adelaide Hills.
Heroes searched out Taras and his wines. At the point when The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and drummer Charlie Watts visited Adelaide for a show in 2014, they found Taras and his family for lunch.
Taras was consistently alluded to as a “demigod winemaker” in the press.
In 2015 Tony Love wrote in The Advertiser, “Taras thinks about such washed-off VIP, yet he presently needs to deal with a religion winemaker status while as yet driving a casual blend of Hills, surf and music lives.
“At that point there are his wines marked Ochota Barrels, which have by geographic and philosophical affiliation been labeled into that bundle of other Basket Range makers who have driven the ‘regular’ wines development.
“His, ostensibly, have stood separated as most effectively crossing over the standard and elective creases of the wine exchange, their craftsman character taking advantage of the zeitgeist for such things while their quality has remained commendable and trusted.
“The wines tap into minuscule grape plantations and are made in limited quantities, frequently selling out quick however are routinely on numerous eatery records. They suit the current pattern to fresher, more splendid reds that aren’t superseded by oak, and uncover clear berry and natural product characters.”
WBM analyst Mike Bennie once expounded on Taras, “Ochota Barrels wines are of high caliber and reckless character yet maybe the best proportion of Ochota’s prosperity is the means by which he has proposed the discussion about common wine and given another cash to Australia’s wine picture.”
What’s more, this from Andrew Caillard MW when Taras was a finalist in the Gourmet Traveler Wine Winemaker of the Year Award, “Taras Ochota, through his inventiveness, creativity and creative mind, has stacked his barrels and discharged a huge shot over the bows of the Australian wine industry.”
In December a year ago Nick Ryan wrote in The Australian, “Their Ochota Barrels name is presently one of the most celebrated in the nation, a main light in the new Australian wine vanguard.”