"Prior to winegrowing, we were both marine scientists, specialising in phycology (the study of marine plants). In our PhD studies (at different universities), we studied the biodiversity of different seaweed groups and how they are related. It was super fun and the discovery and naming of new species a big highlight, as well as the top notch collaborators we each worked with. A love of wine, food and growing things eventually drew us away from academic life. The Gentle Folk story began in 2012 after spending a lot of our free time in Basket Range helping and hanging out with James Erskine (Jauma), Alex Schulkin (The Other Right) and other early pioneers of the Basket Range wine movement. Our winemaking journey started with just three barrels of wine in 2013 from the Broderick's Basket Range Vineyard, and a dream. Over the years we have been lucky enough to travel parts of the world learning about winemaking and growing, have acquired a lot more vineyard area as well as built relationships with some amazing growers in the Adelaide Hills. We currently produce between six and seven thousand cases annually, employ five lovely humans and farm eight hectares of vines. A kid (Leonard) appeared somewhere in the middle! We hope you have an opportunity to try and enjoy our wines no matter where on earth you find yourself." - Gareth & Rainbo Belton - Owners, Growers and Winemakers
2022 Rainbow Juice
Grab a bottle, pull out the picnic rugs and head to the beach.....
A bit of free run, a bit of skins, a bit of direct press and bingo....a super aromatic textural delight with zippy acidity ready to quench your summer thirst.
Varieties: Pinot gris, Merlot, Muscat Blanco, Pinot noir, Gamay, Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sangiovese, Grenache & Sauvignon blanc
2022 Vin de Sofa
The light red delicious lip smacking spicy vibrant little number is back and ready to go!
Mainly Gamay with some Pinot noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Grenache and Mataro
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