Our vineyard is situated on a North facing slope of Seville in the Upper Yarra Valley region. This area experiences cooler average temperatures than the Northern and Central regions of the Valley, mainly due to its higher elevation.
The elevation of our particular site is 200m above sea level. The soil type is an immensely deep and fertile red volcanic light clay soil. The climate provides for a very slow even fruit ripening period, reflected in the intense fruit characters from the area.
Our vineyard consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay Vines.
…Great wines begin in the vineyard.
We endeavour to produce fruit that is of the highest quality from vines that are in ‘balance’..
The cool climate coupled with the regions relatively high average rainfall and fertile soils provides for very healthy and vigorous vines. Many Viticultural management techniques are employed to manipulate the vines growth to achieve a balance between vegetative growth and desired fruit production.
Crop levels are evaluated several times throughout the season and thinned where required to maintain our low cropping levels. At harvest all fruit is hand picked and sorted in the field.
We aim to express varietal flavours that are displaying unique differences through canopy management, clone selection and planting densities.
We employ methods (sometimes very labour intensive) to control crop levels, vigour and fruit exposure.