About the Producer
Populis is about bringing forward and fun natural wines to the people
Populis was a label born of a collective of four young growers who had travelled the world for their wine education and worked at some great European wineries. They decided to make wines for everyday drinking – hence Populis - that paid homage to their love of Mediterranean and Italian wines, with a Cali twist (using grapes such as Zinfandel, Carignane, Valdigue etc). But they also wanted to work with some of the best vineyards in Cali. They identified the material they were looking for in Mendocino – 60-80 year vines which had dry-farmed organically by third and fourth generation growers. They decided to blend from different sites, but also to make the wine in such a way as to bring out the quality of the fruit. This is minimalist winemaking to say the least: wild ferment, unfiltered red and whites with little or no sulphur.
4 became 2 – Populis is now Diego Roig and Shaunt Oungoulian. The wines are as good as ever, pure and refreshing.
Wine & Food Matching Ideas
Charcuterie and Cheese
Grilled Lamb Chops
Roasted Wild Salmon
Takeaway to try
Mixed Grill from
472 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick
This juicy red really comes alive with food and lighter meats like lamb and chicken are ideal for the medium body wine. There's a soft spice in the wine that works well with just a simple grilled meat with light seasoning; keeping the flavour intensities in balance.