Our picturesque steep sloping vineyard is located in Lenswood, a sub region of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region.
At 550 metres above sea level the region is classified as cool climate with the undulating and steep sloping terrain minimizing the risk of frost. The high altitude and protected site also reduces the chance of a heat wave during summer.
Established in 1992, the vineyard has 19,000 planted vines consisting of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The entire vineyard is hand caned pruned and harvested by hand picking. Whilst this is labour intensive, we think the results speak for themselves.
Harvest dates range from mid-March to early April for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc. For the Riesling, harvest is up to early May. The soil is predominately sandy, clay loam with a rock base of quartz, sandstone and ironstone with the steep slopes providing excellent drainage. We believe this distinctive minerally terroir is at the heart of our wines.