We chose this site to plant Shiraz. Relatively steep, north facing on well drained and bony soils. Ever since our first visit in 2006 we identified this variety as the one that would perform beautifully in the cool climate of Tasmania.
Along with Shiraz we have chosen to plant Pinot Noir, Gamay and Grüner Veltliner.
The vineyard is close planted (5,000 vines/ha | Row spacing: 2m | Vine Spacing: 1m)
Row orientation: North/South
The vineyard utilises the ecotrellis trellis system. Made with high-strength galvanised carbon steel coated with a thick layer of zinc this trellis solution is approved for organic and biodynamic viticulture, fully recyclable and environmentally friendly.
AREA: one hectare (2.2 acres) planted to Shiraz
ROWS: 1- 49
CLONES: 1127, R6WV28, 2626, Best’s Old Block, Wendouree Clone, ENTAV 470
STYLE: lifted, perfumed, spicy, elegant. Our shiraz will speak of site and capture the unique terroir. Think elegant Rhone Valley rather than bold Aussie
Pinot Noir is perfectly suited to Tasmania’s cool and long growing seasons. Planted on the southern side (protected) Relatively steep, north facing on well drained and bony soils.
AREA: 0.7 hectare (1.5 acres) planted to Pinot Noir
ROWS: 50 - 70
CLONES: Abel, 115, 777, ENTAV 667, MV6
STYLE: perfumed, elegant, textural. Our Pinot Noir’s speak of site. Minimal intervention in winemaking.
A small trial block of Gamay will be planted. Relatively steep, north facing on well drained and bony soils.
AREA: 0.1 (0.22 acres) planted to Gamay
A personal favourite of Kate’s. Relatively steep, north facing on well drained and bony soils.
AREA: 0.13 (0.29 acres) planted