The vineyard is situated on gravel soils overlying deeper granite base rocks. A bore on the property provides a source of water for the newer vines. As the vines grow older they will be allowed to develop without any external water supply to produce fruit with more intensity and depth of flavour. All practices on this vineyard are organic including low chemical inputs and no pesticide use.
The vineyard of approximately 3 acres is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Syrah, Petit Verdot and Tempranillo. First plantings began in 2001. Fruit for wine production is also selected from the adjacent property, which contains a vineyard of approximately 2 acres of Shiraz.
In the vineyard careful management practices are adopted to ensure the production of high quality, low volume fruit. At harvest the fruit is all handpicked and the best fruit selected by our winemaker for conversion during the winemaking process.
|Perth Hills (Bickley/Carmel sub-region)|
|Annual average rainfall:||1105mm|
|Mean temperature:||Max: 22.4°
Min: 11.0 °
|Soils:||Gravel loam (derived from ancient lateritic soils)|
|Climate:||Mediterranean (cool wet winters warm dry summers)|
|Vintage:||February to late March|