Summary: Tread Softly is a contemporary range of wines seeking to deliver delicious, freshly flavoured wines that are naturally medium weighted and moderate in alcohol. By using more sustainable vineyard management and wine-making techniques to ensure their production has had a minimal impact to the environment.
Vineyards: Sourced from established vineyards of the rich soils of the border of Victoria and South Australia. The vines are mostly dry-grown and utilise expert canopy management to help to control ripening and vigour.
Winemaking: Harvested in the cool of the morning to avoid the warmer temperatures of the day. The fruit is quickly delivered to the winery for destemming and crushing prior to a regular fermentation in stainless steel tank. The wine is aerated and temp controlled for an even ferment and then spends 3 months settling in tank prior to bottling and an early release.
2020 Vintage: 2020 had its challenges with a dry start and only a small portion of rain and with much of the country suffering drought conditions. The warm dry spell continued in December with some extreme hot temperature days recorded. Thankfully due to one of the coolest January’s on record the vines were able to re-address the balance. It was a late ripening year and yields were down but despite the challenges it will be another excellent vintage across South Australia.
Tasting Note: Light, lifted aromatics of white florals, lemon citrus and pear. A fresh and vibrant wine with flavours that flow effortlessly to fill the palate and finish long, pure and refreshing. Perfect brunch wine or with light antipasto platters.
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Grigio
Region: South Australia
Winemaker: Corey Ryan
Tread Softly is a range of moderate alcohol, modern wines that are lighter on the environment and on your palate.
Not only are the wines naturally lower in alcohol, the wines are also crafted with minimal impact to the environment through expert vineyard and water management. In addition, for every six bottles of Tread Softly sold, we will plant an Australian native tree in a regeneration program in the Yarra Yarra biodiversity corridor in WA. This is a powerful program seeking to give back to the environment that we can often too readily take away from.