Producer Spotlight: Gentle Folk
Prior to winegrowing, Gareth and Rainbo were both marine scientists, specialising in phycology (the study of marine plants). But a love of wine, food and growing things eventually drew them away from academic life. The Gentle Folk story began in 2012 after spending a lot of their 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.
Deciding that Basket Range in the Adelaide Hills was the best spot to settle, Gareth and Rainbo got started on creating something special. They farm five sites totaling eight hectares, planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. They are also fortunate to be able to purchase fruit from a number of great vineyards in the Adelaide Hills.
Creating beautifully structured and delicate wines from gorgeous fruit, the guys package their wines with wonderful labels from designer and musician Alex Harris. With small batches, it's always exciting for us here at Regions to get their latest offerings.
What People Are Saying
Had such a great experience at Regions! The team were wonderfully helpful and had great knowledge to share. The range is huge and all local South Australian brands, which is fantastic! Beautiful store, definitely my new go-to spot!
Selection - varied and high quality, whatever you're looking for you'll find it from some amazing local producers. Staff - friendly and extremely knowledgeable, haven't been led astray yet Overall - a great little shop to satisfy your drink needs while supporting your local community doing great things in the drinks space
Love the craft beers at Regions. New beers appear regularly and I’m usually a fan. It’s a great place to discover new South Australian craft producers.
Select range of regional (South Australian) wines not easily found in city bottle shops. Looking through every shelf is a treat. Enthusiastic and friendly staff. Also local craft beers, chilled and ready.
Despite the unassuming storefront, the interior is filled to the brim not only with wine, beer and spirits, but friendliness and an awesome local crew putting South Australian produce on the map.
Great little bottle shop, friendly service, can't wait to go back!
As a homesick South Australian, I have found buying wine and spirits easy from Regions website. They have a fabulous selection of produce at a competitive price. Delivery to Brisbane has been quick and packaging robust and environmentally friendly. Thanks team!
Tristan is a champ. Cheerful, enthusiastic and welcoming character. Range is excellent. A great example of a small SA community based business promoting small SA Wineries, Distillers and Brewers. Do yourself a favour and check it out. Its my local and glad I'm a member.
Regions offers a great selection of SA Wine, Beer & Spirits I can’t get in my local area. The website is great and I received my order the next day.