A very cool, granite strewn vineyard that produces vibrant, fresh,
incredibly textured wines.
We farm a small vineyard in Harcourt North, Central Victoria. Harcourt is a cooler pocket located inside the Bendigo GI, and our vineyard sits up high above the Harcourt Valley on a granitic ridge running to north westerly of Mount Alexander. The vineyard sits at approx 500m ASL and is one of the highest (and probably coolest) vineyards in the Bendigo GI. The vineyard soils are composed of granitic slabs and boulders, interspersed with sandy decomposed granite. We have been farming this vineyard ourselves for a few years now, using organic practices.
In December 2022 we used one systemic spray to deal with a mildew infection, after a very very wet spring, in order to save our crop. We intend to manage the vineyard with organic practices in the future.
The vineyard has taken a lot of work to get it back to production, after being left fallow for years. Located atop a windy hill means disease pressure is super low, we usually only need to spray a few times each year with copper and sulphur, to keep mildew at bay.
This vineyard produces driven, tight, mineral cool climate shiraz, and we are excited to be its custodians for the future.