At Barefoot, we're always looking to try something fun and new, while pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Yes, we already have an amazing Chardonnay wine in our Barefoot family, but why not create another? Variety is the spice of life, after all, so it’s time to welcome the oh-so-yummy Buttery Chardonnay to the pack.

We know you love your Chardonnay, so it's time to tease your taste buds with a fresh approach – let’s toast with Buttery!

Let’s take a peek at the new buttery kid on the block and see how it differs to our traditional Chardonnay. From the blend and grape source to the tasting notes, let's dig a little deeper to see how these two Chardonnays compare.


Let's take a closer look...

What makes two Chardonnays different from one another? Well, before a bright and distinctive bottle of Barefoot lands on the shelf at your favourite retailer, there are multiple layers of hard work and dedication that create the delicious wine you sip. By switching up the process, our expert winemakers can conjure up distinctive Chardonnays to suit everyone’s taste. How does our new Barefoot Buttery Chardonnay and our traditional drop differ?


Buttery Chardonnay

Traditional Chardonnay

96% Chardonnay blended with Verdelho

82% Chardonnay blended with Viognier, Riesling and Gewürztraminer

Both Chardonnay wines are 100% Cali girls, but use different grapes from within the region. As our Buttery wine has such a high percentage of Chardonnay, it stays true to itself and just screams Chardonnay. The Traditional Chardonnay has varietal notes, but the Viognier, Riesling and Gewürztraminer add floral tones, making these two very different Chardonnays. Like sisters with slightly different tastes in fashion.

Oak and Secondary Fermentation

Buttery Chardonnay

Traditional Chardonnay

Spends time on both American and French oak

Spends time on both American and French oak

58% of the blend goes through Malo-lactic fermentation which makes tart elements softer and helps to create the fruity and creamy texture

64% of the blend goes through Malo-lactic fermentation which helps to create the wine's rich texture


Carbon Dioxide

Buttery Chardonnay

Traditional Chardonnay

No CO2 added in order to maintain creamy and smooth texture

Hint of CO2 added which contributes to lifting the fruit



By digging a little deeper into the winemaking process, it's easy to see how two wines both known as Chardonnay can be so deliciously different. But what about the taste?

Tasting notes: Buttery Chardonnay vs Traditional Chardonnay

Discovering the perfect wine to tickle your taste buds is all about trial and error and understanding the notes you enjoy the most. Chardonnay is a versatile wine and we've created our buttery variety to showcase just that. Below we show the key notes for each of our equally delicious drops of Chardonnay:

Buttery Chardonnay

Traditional Chardonnay



Pineapple aromas

Green apple hints

Toasty Oak

Honey tones


Vanilla notes


Our Barefoot Buttery Chardonnay shows off a creamy texture with a vibrant punch of pineapple aromas. It's also layered with toasty oak which creates a smooth finish with a hint of vanilla.

Traditional Chardonnay is crisp, with notes of juicy green apples and peaches. As it has a tad more sweetness than the Buttery blend and you'll also enjoy hints of honey and vanilla with every sip.

So, why not give our fresh Buttery wine a try? Embrace its butteryness and enjoy a drop alongside indulgent chicken in a creamy sauce, a cheeseboard with Camembert as the centrepiece or fresh crab with plenty of butter. Whether you're having your mates over for a summer BBQ, an Easter party or snuggling around a New Year's Eve fire, our Chardonnays will make themselves at home.


Nov 11, 2020