Vineyard

Vineyard

20 acres of vines are nestled among remnant Yellow Box and Blakely’s red gum woodland in the historic Jeir Valley on carefully selected sunny north facing slopes where frost risk is minimal. The vineyard site is widely regarded as some of the best viticultural land in the district and we firmly believe this is how we produce the highest quality fruit.

Grape varieties were chosen to take advantage of this unique environment- among the usual suspects are Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, a small amount of lesser known Viognier, and of course the Queen -Riesling, as well as the traditional local hero, Shiraz. The vineyard is also our ultimate experiment- we were one of the first in the district to plant our favourite Italian variety, Sangiovese and we have plantings of all five of the varieties traditionally producing Bordeaux blends:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the latter two varieties being unique to us in the Canberra district. People told us we were mad to plant Petit verdot- undeterred, we have carried on to produce some fabulous vintages of this intriguing variety. 

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