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Perth Hills

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)
Altitude: 350m
Climate: Mediterranean (cool wet winters warm dry summers)
Vintage: February to late March

Margaret River

Our vineyard is situated at the head of the Wilyabrup brook in the prime viticultural growing area of the Margaret River wine region. The vineyard's prestigious neighbours are Vasse Felix and Howard Park Wines. The vineyard of 5 acres was established in 1995 and is planted with Chardonnay (Mendoza) , Cabernet Sauvignon (Houghton clone) and Malbec (C6V11).

Attention in the vineyard is focused on low volume production of high quality fruit with full advantage taken of the region's suitable climate for the production of outstanding fruit. Night time picking ensures that the fruit is harvested under optimum conditions; following picking the fruit is immediately transported to our winery to commence the winemaking process.

Margaret River (Wilyabrup sub-region)
Annual average rainfall: 1158mm
Diurnal temperature range: 7.6° (46°F)
Soils: Gravel loam (derived from ancient lateritic soils)
Altitude: 90m
Climate: Maritime
Vintage: February to April