It’s impossible to sum up what Rootstock Sydney has been for us, what a push forward it gave to the Australian Natural Wine movement and the whole food&wine industry. Such amazing 5 years of festivals, crazy fun times and so many good memories.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Giorgio De Maria, Mike Bennie and James Hird for your energy, generosity and vision and the many volunteers for your (insanely) hard work.
We will miss Rootstock!!!!
Alex & Galit xx
It's been an exciting year, with us getting better acquainted with the vineyards and the new shed.
We are now as comfortable as we have ever been with our decision made 3 years ago to give up the last bits of sulfur we were still using in 2015. Another decision made 3 years ago was sticking exclusively to organically grown grapes, which at times means we get less fruit to choose from, and as a result lower volumes of some wines.
As always so far, the wines are a range of colours and characters, but, more so than usually, they are are showing purity and restraint (except the Viognier, that makes up for the rest, being a totally wild beast, so to speak). Along with the now usual Fawn, Unfurl and Sunshine, we've welcomed back All Fruits Ripe, and have taken onboard another Pinot from Carey Gully.
We're excited to present our 2017 Autumn wines and can't wait for them to start travelling and reach you all!
Thank you so much for the support and love!
Alex & Galit
It’s almost too late for a spring release, but here we are with are spring wines.
2017 was a cold and wet season, which delayed everything by quite a while. Not the favourite setup for most, but we’ve found the results being quite spectacular - could be the best year we’ve had so far!
Naturally, the winemaking process was a bit more laborious, but paid off with wine being brighter, crunchier, full of flavour and really low on alcohol across the board.
Despite the challenging season for the growers, they’ve done a wonderful job, sticking to what we both believe in, be it the countless mowing passes to control the weeds or large-scale fruit thinning to maintain quality and avoid disease, they didn’t give up, and for that we are incredibly thankful.
Our new winery shed has been a great place to make wine at, but it wouldn’t be the same without Dave Caporalletti of Architects of Wine orderliness and James Madden of Little Things’ endless energy and general shenanigans (James’s just got his first wines released - check them out!)
Alright, to the business: we’ve got 3 pet nats that are all fizzy and more than ready for human consumption. Also, there are 2 new additions: an orange Viognier called Moments of Strange Magic and a light-ish Shiraz called Love Potion. And there is a blast from the past - Away with the Pixies Pinot!
All of the wines are made from grapes grown following organic viticulture principles (none are certified at this stage). All wines were made exclusively from grapes, with no additives of any kind used.
Check out the new release here!
Thank you so much for your support and for being a part of this journey.
Alex & Galit xoxo
* Photography by Daniel Marks
‘I FEEL PRETTY, OH, SO PRETTY, I FEEL PRETTY AND WITTY AND BRIGHT!’
A little write up that made us smile! :)
And such good company to be among!
Thank you Allira Carroll and Mike Bennie for featuring our Bright Young Pink!!