Tread Softly is a contemporary range of wines seeking to deliver delicious, intensely 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. Tread Softly is committed to reducing their carbon footprint and so commits to planting an Australian Native Tree for 6 bottles sold.
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 in tank on solids prior to bottling and an early release.
Vintage: 2022 will probably be remembered as wet in most parts of Australia. However, in
inland vineyards the rain did not hinder, rather it helped vines stay healthy and created favourable
conditions for a modest and favourable crop across much of the country. Overall quality was up but
yields were down.
This wine plants trees!
In order to give something back to the environment, we decided to plant an Australian native tree for every dozen boĴles of Tread Softly sold. Now that we have planted close to 200,000 trees in conjunction with Carbon Neutral, our next goal is to plant 250,000 trees to help address the urgent need for an extensive, long-term regeneration program.