THE VINEYARD

The property is located approximately 5 kilometres from the township of Cowaramup, in the Margaret River wine growing region of Western Australia.

The vineyard is made up of two broad slopes of the valley, divided by a permanent creek line.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The northern and most gravelly slope is planted with the varieties for the production of the traditional Bordeaux blend of wine.

These are:

Cabernet sauvignon 6.5 hectares

Cabernet franc 0.5 hectares

Malbec 0.9 hectares

Petit verdot 0.7 hectares

CHARDONNAY

Part of the southern slope is planted with 2.0 hectares of chardonnay. These vines were planted in 2000 and have been allowed to develop their root structures to prepare for the first crop in 2005.

In planting the chardonnay vineyard we have gained from the research of Bill Pannell, owner of Picardy vineyard in Pemberton, WA.

Bill was involved in Burgundy during the 1980's when extensive trialling of the best quality chardonnay and pinot noir clones was undertaken. Bill was the first to introduce the selected clones to Australia.

The vineyard is planted with the traditional mendoza clone together with the burgundian clones; 277,96,95 & 76.