In 1999 the first vines were planted in a North-South orientation to ensure maximum light interception. The trellis system is VSP (Vertical Shoot Position).
Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc were planted first, followed by Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon in 2000.
Having already won widespread acclaim for our premium wines, in 2007 Chardonnay, Semillon, Viogner, Verdelho and Malbec were added, expanding our range of single vineyard varietals.
Grafted rootstocks were selected for plantings to ensure protection against fungal diseases such as phylloxera, which can destroy entire vineyards. Grafted rootstock also reduces excessive vigour in the vines, which focuses the plants energy to producing grapes.
The 23.75ha Vineyard is made up of the following:
- 4.46ha Shiraz
- 1.02ha Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1.04ha Merlot
- 2.71ha Sauvignon Blanc
- 3.32ha Chardonnay
- 1.04ha Semillon
- 1.02ha Verdelho
- 1.02ha Viognier
- 3.61ha Pinot Noir
- 2.3ha Riesling
- 1ha Zinfandel
- 1.34ha Malbec
- 0.37ha Cabernet Franc
*All varieties are machine harvested as we process everything in our onsite winery which ensures minimal time from when fruit is harvested to it being processed.
Annual pruning incorporates either single wire spur pruning or cane pruning. This is dependent on variety performance at the time.
State of the art facilities and an expert vineyard team ensure the fruit has maximum flavour intensity and regional varietal flavours.