Gareth and Rainbo Belton are the creative force behind Gentle Folk Wines. Originally from South Africa, Gareth has lived in Australia for two decades. In their previous careers the couple worked as marine scientists specializing in the study of seaweed. It does not surprise that when they started growing grapes, they chose to do so according to the natural rhythms of the environment. They organically and biodynamically farm 7.5 hectares of vines spread over 5 sites, producing only 3500 cases of wine each year.
In the words of Gareth and Rainbo – “As with all our chardonnays the fruit is hand picked and whole bunch pressed. The juice is settled overnight and then the wine is racked to barrels. We use a combination of barriques (225L), puncheons (500L) and foudre (1000L). A mixture of French and Austrian coopers. The single vineyard wines contain 30% new oak and the Village wine is 25% new oak. The wine is left to rest in oak for 10 months before being bottled early January 2020. The Village wine benefits from the acidity of Scary Gully, the generosity of Piccadilly and the perfume of Ashton. 250 doz made, closed with Diam, 13% alc.”
If you want to pickup your order, it will be available the next day. Please contact us for rush orders.
Orders made before 9am are eligible for same-day delivery. All orders made after 9am will be next day delivery.
No delivery offered on Sundays.
5 – 7 days within Alberta.