Visit Tractorless vineyard
@ Eling Forest Cellar door,
cafe & farmshop
Tractorless Vineyards' winemaking philosophy to create a sustainable and diverse food and wine experience from locally sourced, foraged, grown and produced foods. Pop across to the Cellar Door to experience our selection of award-winning wines, ciders and beers or just browse through the farm shop.
02 4858 1788
Open 7 days 10am to 4:30pm
12587 Hume Hwy
Sutton Forest NSW 2577
Tractroless vineyard Lost Flock
Grape: A blend of 5 different varieties crafted and blended with a specific wine style in mind.
Vineyards: We carefully select premium vineyards to match each variety to create the best of the best. Our selected vineyards range from Hill tops to Canberra as well as the Southern Highlands.
Climate: The high altitude, coupled with the dry summer and autumn, provides excellent ripening conditions. This and the rich red soils enables the production of wines with great intensity of flavour and finesse.
Harvest: Harvest begins March to April once the fruit has reached its desired ripeness. Our aim is to create a final wine with layers of delicate complexity and a long lingering finish.
Fermentation: After harvest the grapes are destemmed and loaded as whole berries into the tanks. Fermentation takes place at a temperature of 28 - 30 Degrees celsius. The slightly warmer ferment allows the rich tannins to be extracted from the berries and helps develop the savoury tar like flavours in the wine.
Ageing: Once fermentation has been completed we mature the wines in French oak for 12 to 18 months. During this process the barrels are meticulously topped and regularly undergo batonage to create a soft creamy mid pallet.
Residual Sugar: Less than 1g/l R.S. (Dry)
Tasting notes: Soft fluffy tannins drift you through the palate past interesting flavors of vanilla, chocolate, plumb, spice, strawberry and cherries before your left with long lingering raspberry finish.Created to be our fireplace red. Designed to be structured and complex enough to make your mind drift into the earth vineyard soils but at the same time soft rich and plump the perfect comfort
Cellaring: We hold back our Lost Flock so that its drinking great when we finally release it. Having said that it still has many years under its belt and would happily sit in the cellar for 5 years plus.
Food Pairing: The deep rich chocolate and raspberry finish is a perfect match for a big beef stew or lightly barbequed kangaroo.