Under the expert direction of Richard Leask, we employ regenerative, or circular, farming practices on our land. This means that we take all practical measures to provide the vineyard with what it needs to maintain natural fertility and good drainage, from the vineyard itself. In the winter months sheep roam freely, controlling weeds and undergrowth, and adding nitrogen, good bacteria and carbon to the soil, creating natural fertility.
Timber is sustainably grown on site to provide shelter, posts for the vineyard and materials for the construction of our on-site winery and facilities. Wood waste, grape skins, stalks and seeds are all composted to return nutrients to the vineyard. We take joy in observing the abundant ecosystem that this supports. Magpies, Cockatoos, Kangaroos, Frogs and Bearded Dragons, just to name a few, are our ever-present companions and make time spent in the vineyard even more special.
Old vines require a great deal of manual effort to keep them producing consistent, high quality grapes. Richard’s expert crew is supported by local viticulture contractors and our family and friends. No machine will train down a cane to replace an old vine cordon. The COVID-19 lockdown has given us the opportunity to make great progress in preserving the heritage of our 50 year old vines and we thank our family and friends for all of their hard work.