The name Ngeringa means “place of she-oak” in the Aboriginal language of the original nation of their region, and refers to their native needle tree. Ngeringa bases all its branding and imagery on its relationship to the land: the logo makes the shape of Mount Barker summit and their icon (pictured on the next page) is a circle representing the full moon, making reference to the BD practice and the working with the rhythms of nature, with the she-oak inside of it.
The farm itself is an impressive undertaking. Ngeringa is passionate about ecological, biodynamic wine growing and everything they do and have created revolves around this belief. This ideology is realized in small, closely planted vines, a simple, straw bale winery, a farm – entwined with the vineyard – of Scottish Highland cows, sheep and chickens, an abundant paddock of veggies and extensive revegetation plantings. Most great restaurants in Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, and the city of Adelaide not only rely on Ngeringa for their delicious, sustainable wines, but also for their organic produce.
The wines themselves are a pure lens into what is happening in the vineyard: minimal intervention, spontaneous fermentations, no additives (besides a small amount of sulfur), and gentle handling create wines of vitality, depth of flavor, and delicacy.
This lightly bubbly Rosé has a delicious nose of exotic flowers and musk, pithy grapefruit, blood orange and citrus blossom. On the palate there is a mixed fruit salad experience that is light, refreshingly fruity, with a dry, textured finish.