Could you taste a wine and feel inspired? Could you smell a glass of wine and want to move to the other side of the world? It happened to me when I discovered New Zealand wines. My story and my wines are all about the people who inspire me, the places I've been and the music I love.
Decibel Wines are my vision to create wines using classic practices, minimal intervention, and natural wines with a community based attitude. These are ideas as old as wine itself and I believe strongly in them. However I look to the future as well. I look at a time when we use smart practices in the vineyard and the winery that not only inspire but preserve our great planet. I've had a great deal of help from many other winemakers, growers and friends in Hawkes Bay, Martinborough, and back home in the USA as well.
While traveling through Europe and America with a band of musicians, artists and craftsmen my passion for sense memory and sense elation grew. While docked in Philadelphia I discovered New Zealand wines. I literally smelled the potential for adventure and pure discovery in the glass.
In 2007 I left Philadelphia to make wine in New Zealand. I have taken the spirit of my Great Grandfather Miguel Rodolico and his entire lineage with me. A barrel cooper and winemaker himself, he traveled from Sicily to America in search of inspiration. He is with me on this journey.
As I follow maps of the roads, maps of the soils, maps of the seas, flight plans and future plans, the journey now brings me across the globe pouring my wines for people in hopes they will be open to the idea of an adventure.
I make Decibel Wines with honest and artistic people. My aim is to bring you wines of distinction and the best expressions of this magical place.