The NakedWines.com Origin Story
South African born entrepreneur, Rowan Gormley, founded NakedWines.com back in 2008 with connection in mind – in this case, to connect wine drinkers with wine makers through a crowdfunding model, which was still a novel concept at the time. Through a monthly subscription, customers could purchase their wines directly from the vineyards themselves.
By establishing meaningful relationships between producers and consumers and removing the middleman, NakedWines.com has been able to focus on sustainability and on directly supporting the winemakers with whom it works. Today, NakedWines.com is much more than just another wine club. It’s a globally minded brand that’s empowering winemakers (and wine drinkers alike), one sip at a time.