Vines

A variety of clones both older (Abel, 10/5, 5) and newer (113,114,115,667,777) have been matched to several rootstocks (101-14, Schwarzmann, 3309, Riparia Gloire) and planted to the different sites to take full advantage of their strengths and to allow blending options in the winery. Planting density is high for the region at 3500 vines/hectare, to give low but concentrated yield per vine. 

The canopy management of the vines is carried out by hand as much as possible and the fruit hand picked and carefully carted to the winery in 500kg bins.