Vineyard and varieties
In a cool climate vineyard we need to utilise as much sunlight as possible, so our vines are pruned and trellised to gain maximum advantage from the sunshine. We remove excess shoots and leaves around the bunches to get the most out of the long autumn days when the grapes are ripening.
The vineyard is cane pruned and 3 pairs of moveable foliage wires keep the canopy vertical during the growing season.
We believe the vines have achieved a maturity and consistency to make great wine. We sell the majority of our fruit to local Mornington Peninsula wineries.
Wines made from our Shiraz, Pinot noir and Fiano in particular have received excellent reviews.
Pinot Noir is a black wine grape variety grown all around the world, mostly in cooler regions. It is an ancient vaiety dating back to the 14th century in the French region of Burgundy. Pinot noir is often described as sensual and transparent, with a dark fruitiness and relatively low tannin levels. Ageing brings our more of the spicy gaminess and smoky, leathery flavours. The character of Pinot noir is ideally suited to the changeable cool climate of the Mornington Peninsula.
Shiraz is a dark skinned grape grown throughout the world. It is also known as Syrah. Originating in south-eastern France, Shiraz produces a powerfully flavoured and full bodied wine. Shiraz was introduced to Australia in 1832 by James Busby. The wine produced has flavours of dark black cherries, pepper and spice, and is capable of ageing beautifully.
Chardonnay is a white grape variety, originating from the Burgundy region in eastern France. Chardonnay is now grown wherever wine is produced: making it one of the most widely planted grape varieties in the world. Like many grape varieties, Chardonnay first came to Australia in the collection of James Busby in 1832 and gained popularity in the early 1950's. This variety is ideally suited to the climate of the Mornington peninsula producing fruit with clean, sharp fresh flavours of peach, nectarine and grapefruit.
Fiano is a white Italian grape variety with relatively low yields produced each year. Wine historians consider Fiano a 'classical vine' of southern Italy that likely has its origins in ancient Roman viticulture and perhaps may have been ultivated by the ancient Greeks before them. It is intensely flavoured and aromatic with honey, hazelnut, apple and pear flavours. A good, well balanced acidity and good body make Fiano an enduring wine.
Traminer is an aromatic white wine variety that performs best in cooler climates having originated in northern Italy. The fruit has honey, pink to red skins and high natural sugar. The wine is concentrated and has aromas of rose and honeysuckle and flavours of tea, cinnamon and lychee.
Muscat Blanc A Petits Grains (Muscat Blanc) is one of the oldest grapes of recorded history, dating back to Greek and Roman times. It is a light, dry wine with a crisp grapiness and a great intensity, with hints of orange and spice. This variety is also used to make a sparkling wine as well as an intensely sweet dessert wine.
Pinot gris is a white wine grape variety with a honey coloured fruit. The wines produced vary in colour from a deep golden yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink. Pinot gris is known a Pinot grigio in Italy and originates from the Burgundy region in France as far back as the Middle Ages. Pinot gris grows best in cool climates and matures relatively early with high sugar levels.
Friulano is a white Italian variety originating from the Friuli region of north east Italy. It was previously known in Australia as Tocai Friulano. Wine made from Friulano has aromas of grapefruit and green pear.
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