WINEMAKING

Fenian wines are made using grapes sourced from a small vineyard in Dunns Creek Rd., Red Hill

“All our fruit is single vineyard and hand picked. The Chardonnay is whole bunch pressed and fermented in a mixture of new and old French oak barriques, using indigenous yeast. I try and just let nature do it’s thing from start to finish and not interfere too much.”

All transfers of juices and wines were done by gravity, minimising the use of pumps, ensuring gentle processes and conserving as much character and flavour as possible.

“Our Pinot is crushed/destemmed into open fermenters. I tend to range the percentage of the whole bunch in ferments, depending on the vintage and other factors.”

Again maturation is a mix of new and old French oak for a year or so before going to bottle.