Producer Profile

Gentle Folk

Since starting the winery in 2015, he’s been steadily growing the number of vineyards he cares for (from a tiny, whimsical field-blend starter plot up to the current 11 hectares), and adding more and more talent to his congenial vineyard team, including a consulting top viticulturist Dylan Grigg. There’s also intense communication with local growers, be it for grape purchases and inspiration (like his friend Erin Klein of Ngeringa, an admirable biodynamic farm nearby, where Gareth gets grapes for his succulent Syrah), or trying to shift others towards more natural treatments and less irrigation in order to get higher quality organic fruit with a smaller carbon footprint. This is a truly honest, farming-first, time- and labor-intensive approach (oh my, all that netting.

Where The Wines Come From

Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills, a renowned wine region located in South Australia, is gaining recognition for its natural winemaking practices and cool-climate wines. Situated in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Hills benefits from its elevation, which provides cool temperatures and a long growing season, ideal for producing high-quality grapes. Natural winemakers in Adelaide Hills prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, eschewing chemical additives and pesticides in favor of sustainable vineyard practices. They cultivate a variety of grape varieties, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, with minimal intervention to produce wines that reflect the region's unique terroir and the purity of the fruit. Adelaide Hills' natural wines are known for their freshness, vibrancy, and elegance, with Sauvignon Blanc offering crisp acidity and tropical fruit flavors, Chardonnay providing complex citrus and stone fruit notes, and Pinot Noir showcasing delicate red berry flavors and silky tannins. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Adelaide Hills remains a leading destination in the natural wine movement, offering a taste of Australia's winemaking heritage and commitment to sustainability with every bottle.