Our vineyard is along the Bremer River which was first recognised as excellent land by the Surveyor General in 1840. Clever use of the periodic floods from the Bremer has been an effective part of Langhorne paper writing service Creek land management since the earlier times. The district, especially our beautiful red gums benefit from occasional floods. The first flood over our vineyard was in 2010, so we are keen to see the results of this quick burst of wonderful fresh water.
Great wine starts in the vineyard and we love our vines as much as the chooks which we keep to eat the earwigs and make excellent eggs. Some vineyards have winery dogs – we have vineyard chickens. We green mulch using ryegrass, to retain soil moisture and convert it to organic matter. We like small berries on small bunches to maximise the intense natural flavours. Our five acre vineyard is dominated by Shiraz planted in 2002. We let our vines develop slowly for the first years and produced our first vintage in 2007. We have some 2008 vintage available but have already sold all of 2009.
Our vineyard manager is Nick Woods, who brings a lifetime of Langhorne Creek growing civil war essay experience to our venture. He also manages Rusticana wines, an offshoot of famous Newmans horseradish operation and another Langhorne Creek treasure. Visit their great cellar door for a brilliant range of products.