We believe in the importance of terroir (soil, climate, aspect and bio-diversity) in the production of distinctive wines and that the best wines express the unique character of the special places from which they originate.
'Real wine' is our passion, wines that are produced with fruit from carefully grown vines and made using traditional techniques to allow the true terroir to be expressed.
Our philosophy is to practice organic techniques influenced by biodynamic methods to establish a healthy, balanced vineyard. By encouraging vigorous biological activity in the soil and eliminating the use of chemicals that can harm microorganisms, we are able to produce fruit of great flavour and character. Our winemaking encompasses the full range traditional techniques. We conduct fermentations using indigenous yeast and employ pre- and post-fermentation maceration to produce the best tannin structure naturally. Extended lees contact is used for enhanced mouth feel, and all our oaked wines are made using the very best French oak barrels.
Environmental sustainability is critical to what we do. Consistent with our philosophy of minimal impact, our winery is built from strawbales which provide excellent thermal qualities. Such qualities recreate the controlled environment of underground cellars that have always played an important part in the maturation of great wines. Our building also requires no heating or cooling, thus reducing ongoing energy consumption. The construction material (straw) would otherwise have been burnt, producing tones of greenhouse gases.