In 2020, we harvested our first certified organic grapes from 40ha of our vineyard. The remainder of the vineyard will be converted over the next two years. This means our Estate, and all of our wines, will be certified organic by 2023 by Australian Certified Organic.
We have followed a sustainable farming approach to our viticulture for many years. We focus on building a healthy and resilient vineyard through the use of natural products, building healthy soils and encouraging bio diversity such as 'good bugs' and cover crops. The “minimal input” methods that we use to nurture our soils, forces our vines to develop a stronger and deeper root system resulting in tougher more resilient vines that in turn produce grapes with thicker skins.
This means the fruit is more naturally resistant to disease and displays added layers of flavour, complexity and vibrancy.
Our approach to soil balance and nutrition was appraised by renowned French soil scientist, Claude Bourguignon in early 2018. Read our blog on his visit.