Candice Helbig and Frewin Ries were lucky enough to discover winemaking in their late teens. Frewin studied in NZ and Candice in South Australia with the vintages around the world ensuing.
The couple met in 2005, started CRFT in 2012 and married in 2014. Their love for Grüner Veltliner coupled with a shared obsession with single vineyard Pinot Noir and Shiraz, helped to channel the creation of CRFT. The Arranmore Vineyard was purchased in 2016 located in the Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills, and was immediately converted to organic farming. In February 2019 the Vineyard became NASAA Certified Organic.
Championing the incredible diversity of soils and climates across South Australia’s sub-regions, all CRFT wines are produced with the view to reflect the essence of the location it was sourced from, from the soils up to the seasons. Small batch, with only two to three tonnes picked from each block, (creating roughly 2000 bottles per variety).
Created with love and respect to the grape and land on which it is produced.