Alkina is a new story on an old place. Alkina seeks to understand, nurture and ultimately express this beautiful land in its wines, its values and its experiences for visitors. ‘Alkina’ is an Indigenous Australian girl’s name meaning ‘Moon’ or ‘Moonlight’. This name embodies their respect for the land and the many forces of nature that they work with to bring life, energy and authenticity to their wines. Ancient stones and soils, organic and biodynamic viticulture, small scale winemaking and the creation of unique micro-terroir wines, grown and made on Alkina’s estate in the Western Barossa ranges.
At the heart of Alkina is their creative family; their Kin. The brightly coloured range of Kin labels pictured were created in collaboration with artist and designer, Damian Hamilton of Cornershop. Damian created a triptych to work across three labels; inspired by Alkina’s ancient land.
“Mother nature’s elements worked together in harmony to create the unique terroir that produced these wines of distinction. The creekline that carves its way through the property, undulating hills, rocks nestled together and deep layers of soil are intrinsically Alkina.”
Amelia Nolan, Managing Director of Alkina Winery & Vineyard, had generous words to say about the collaboration: “I am absolutely thrilled with this work, you have totally delivered what I was hoping for here. In fact this is probably the best response to a brief from a designer/artist that I have ever received as a first round result.”