The sister and still version to Wild Nature Sparkling. Radical and unique movements in fermentation and bottle; this wine now after sometime to gather and rest has become one of our favorite aperitif wines. A blend of Pinot Gris straight pressed - crushed by foot and then pressed by basket.
This wine captures the unique style and depth of flavour of grapevines left to grow naturally and wild…
who – Tim Webber and Monique Millton (owners/winemakers/farmers)
where – Forest Range, Adelaide Hills
vineyards – 5 hectares of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Savagnin, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Garganega, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon planted on a 600 meter elevation ridge filled with quartz and mica, farmed biodynamically and without irrigation by Tim and Monique
winemaking – hand harvested grapes, no additions or subtractions at any time
labor practices – from Tim: Since we started the farm it’s been priority number one to see that the people working with us are paid good and well and of course in accordance with our Law. We are fortunate in Australia to have very fair pay for all workers, as well as clear set rules around Rights and superannuation entitlements. Not to mention free health care for all thanks to the work of successive Labour Governments back in the 80’s and 90’s.
As far as things happen on the farm - well we farm nearly 5 hectares of grapes, dry grown and low yielding. For that there is Mon and myself plus generally 3 to 4 permanent/part time staff.
We choose to work with locals to support our community and to help to continue the evolution and local knowledge of organic viticulture. We put a lot of effort into our relationships, training and conditions - ultimately staff here are also our family, and for felix too and so a close bond is important.