Gentle Folk

"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

 

  • Gentle Folk Village Scary Gully Pinot Noir 2022

    Gentle Folk Village Scary Gully Pinot Noir 2022

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Organic

    94 POINTS! - WINE FRONT

      "Red cherry, raspberry, moss and brambles to sniff on. Similar to taste, a red fruited focus but some dried herb, anise, and that sense of ‘moss’ in flavour. Chalky rub over the juiciness of the wine, a fine, feathery web of tannin...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 12

    $55.00
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  • Gentle Folk Village Sangiovese 2023

    Gentle Folk Village Sangiovese 2023

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Organic

    JUICY YET COMPLEX ADELAIDE HILLS SANGIOVESE

      "We love Sangiovese above all other grape varieties. There... we said it. Its just magic up here, puckering acidity, dusty tannins and flavour for days. It's Adelaide Hills sure, but its a clear comparison to the old world. As good as lunch wine...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 23

    $45.00
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  • Gentle Folk Village Syrah 2022

    Gentle Folk Village Syrah 2022

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Organic

    JAMES HALLIDAY 97 POINTS!

      "This long, cool season allowed perfect ripeness with all the cool climate traits of pepper and perfume, this is some serious wine." - Gentle Folk    

    Current stock: 7

    $45.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Gentle Folk Village Grenache 2022

    [SOLD-OUT] Gentle Folk Village Grenache 2022

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Organic

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "This is the bright, beautiful face of modern Australian grenache. Red-cherried fruit, tips of red licorice, fragrant herbs and a combination of saltbush, sandalwood and purple flowers. The tannin goes on and on, and the fruit rides with it." -...

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    $45.00
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