About The Wine
Chef Brendan Cato, also of Carto Wines, and Erinn Klein hooked up at the sustainability love-fest that was the Rootstock wine and food festival.
The Ngarto project is a place for them to fuse ideas, meld minds and make some delicious things from fruit grown with love.
This collaboration sees them take Chardonnay from Summit Vineyard, in Mt Barker Summit and turn out something a little different.
This skin-contact Chardonnay shows a wilder side of the variety. It's tactile and grippy and has a stoney minerality that feels great to drink.
Fun stuff here, made in only tiny amounts. Check it out if you want to see Ngeringa wines with a wild streak.
Erinn & Janet Klein are pioneers of biodynamic viticulture in Australia.
Their Adelaide Hills vineyard has been certified biodynamic for more than 20 years. They are deeply passionate about the health and well-being of their soils and plants. It's a bucolic scene they have created in their little part of the world.
In the winery, they favour low-intervention winemaking allowing their pristine fruit to fully express itself. And they have been instrumental in mentoring many of the younger-generation winemakers pursuing a more natural approach to winemaking in the Hills.
With an eclectic range that spans everything from experimental to classical stylings, Ngeringa offers a little something for everyone.