Traditional Winemaking Methods at Tender Hope Winery
We use traditional wine making methods and minimum intervention with the natural process of wine making and ageing, letting the wines mature naturally.
With traditional wine making method is always challenging and really need patience all time. The White and sparkling wine are pressed very gently with a low pressure press in order not get harsh tastes from the skin of the grapes. Red wine grape skins are punched down gently by hand twice a day during fermentation to extract the flavours and aromas from the grapes into the wine. White wines are fermented in oak barrels with stirring of the lees every 8 days in order to harmonize the flavours in the wine. All wines are giving time to mature slowly and naturally in oak barrels to round the tannins and gain complexity in the wines.