Gentle Folk

South Australia | Adelaide Hills

Our Review

Gareth and Rainbo Belton have grown the reputation of Gentle Folk to the point where their wines are now among the most in-demand in all of Australian wine. This is a case of gentle folk making gentle wines, but there’s more to it than that: both Gareth and Rainbo are also marine scientists, their (PhD) specialty being marine plants (seaweeds), and there’s a sense to everything that they do that the natural order and way of things is their chief informant. The Adelaide Hills region has been crucial – indeed, the driver – of the Australian 'natural wine' movement, and Gentle Folk has been a quiet but inspiring ingredient thereof. -CAMPBELL MATTINSON


Winemaker Gareth Belton
Viticulturalist Dylan Grigg
Region Adelaide Hills
Address PO Box 243 Basket Range, SA 5138
Established 2013
Dozens 9000
Vineyards (area) 10 ha
Opening Hours Not
Telephone 0439 385 567