We believe that every bottle has a story to tell. We hand select each bottle sorting through the sea of libations to find selections from families that are authentic, real and passionate. It is out pleasure to be your humble guide into the world of wine, beer and spirits.
The vineyard and cellar work at Shelter is straightforward. No herbicides or pesticides are used in the vineyards (currently at 5 hectares) and harvest is done completely by hand. In the cellar, a cold soak is followed by delicate pressing of the grapes (normally the stems are removed, though this can differ from vintage to vintage). Fermentation occurs in open-top vessels with indigenous yeast. Once fermentation is complete, the juice is transferred into a few new and mostly old (up to 5 years in age) barrels. They do not use pumps or filters and instead declare that "hard work is our pump and patience is our filter."