The vineyards are on a Mountain Ridge landform of convex and linear slopes. Situated at 420 metres of altitude on Latitude 36’ 47” South over Cambrian Sandstone, the soils are variable Complex stony uniform loam and stony red duplex.
In other words, shallow gravelly soil over rich red friable clay with some loose ironstone and quartz on and near the surface. Whilst the soil is well drained, the red clay soaks up moisture from winter and spring rains so the vines use it during the drier Autumn.
Relying on natural rainfall the vines had to delve deeply on own roots to acquire moisture and nutrients which provide a rich complex of flavours in the berry. The vines are organically grown with minimal intervention and so maintain their natural balance with the environment. We use cover crops, native grasses and cultivation to maintain the inter-row. Hand pruning and hand harvesting (using only experienced local staff), within 800 metres of the winery ensure outstanding grape quality and freshness.