Small winemakers DO make the best wines. David Williams in the Guardian put it more eloquently than I
"If I put together a list of the most exciting wines I’ve tried in the past year, an overwhelming majority would be the work of producers with just a handful of hectares. Because they tend to have a more intimate relationship with their vines, small producers are more likely to get their wine to transmit that elusive quality that makes it special: a sense of place, a certain flavour or feeling that only comes from that specific site.
Not having to answer to the rigours of the quarterly sales report, smaller producers are also more likely to take risks, whether it’s seeking out unfashionable places to plant, or trying out radical new winegrowing or winemaking techniques."