To create Lantana Gin, we distill our sugar wine withÂ botanicalsÂ that includeÂ juniper berries,Â lantana leaf, andÂ finger limes. Some of these botanicals are prevalent locally. Lantana is an introduced garden plant that does very well for itself Australia wide - we are (now fortunate) to have plenty growingÂ in the bush.
Our farm is located atÂ RedridgeÂ in Queensland. Our property isÂ biodynamicÂ in conversion and we work tenaciously towards goodÂ farming practices. We keep it little, making it easier to have strong ideas about theÂ politicsÂ of contemporary farming.
We built everythingÂ from scratch,Â between four of us, including design and fabricating ourÂ copperÂ potÂ stills. This was both good fun and pretty difficult to do, veryÂ rewardingÂ when things worked out and quite informative when they didnâ€™t.
WeÂ crush sugarcaneÂ to produce a delicious juice. ThisÂ ferments spontaneouslyÂ with native yeast into a sugar wine. We canâ€™t really claim this one, as all the little creatures that live locally do the heavy lifting for us.
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This wine is very delicious Public Test Video from Gil Ayalon on Vimeo.