With the help of the vineyard owner Steve the vines grow at the very southern tip of the Adelaide Hills in a small community called Hope Forest. The original carers and traditional owners of this land are the Perimangk people. The soils here are varied but the vines put their roots into mostly clay, sand and ironstone based soils. The vineyard is planted on several slopes but mostly make use of a north east aspect with exception to the merlot which faces north west. Being in a raised valley that is cooled by two winds, the hot days experienced by the regions surrounding are mitigated by the Southern Ocean wind and the Gulf breeze, making our micro climate one of the coolest in the Adelaide Hills. Because of this beautiful flow of air, we get pockets of noble rot in the vineyard that I use to add another layer to the Rieslings and Sauvignon Blanc.
I feel very fortunate to be able to make wine from fruit grown in such a special place.