We are a small specialised vineyard with 8 hectares under vine. The vines were planted in 1999, 2000 and 2003 on north east facing slopes at an altitude of 320 meters above sea level. The unique ancient soil of the vineyard is made up of decomposed granite, loam and clay. The soil is not too rich and provides good drainage, minerals and effective moisture retention during the summer months.
The vines are closely monitored with Gayle or Serena working out in the vineyard each day. Integrated pest management is practiced at the vineyard and the vines are irrigated sparingly using drip irrigation with a Smart Dyson trellis system providing a shady canopy to shield the grapes from the heat in summer. This type of management allows the sugars to develop harmoniously with its concentration and physiological ripeness developing complexity ensuring the grapes develop their full flavour showcasing the terroir.
With warm sunny days, cool nights and a constant light breeze assisting in the slow ripening of the grapes, vintage occurs from late February through to mid April depending on the variety and the season. The combination of soil, climate and viticulture techniques produces low yielding vines that create fine, concentrated, intense wines