The majority of our fruit comes from the family planted vineyard on Deviation Road in Carey Gully. Recent additions include other similarly high altitude sites in the Piccadilly Valley, Mt Lofty (highest vineyard in the Hills) and a second site in Carey Gully. All fruit is 100% Adelaide Hills.
All vineyards we source from are in the coolest climes of the Adelaide Hills, particularly due to site selection at high altitude and/or southern facing slopes providing cooling winds from the southern ocean. The undulations and expositions in the Adelaide Hills means each site has a particular microclimate, giving different dimensions and qualities in the fruit. These subtle variations are vital in creating layers and complexity in the wines, yet retaining finesse and structure.
Deviation Road vineyard, situated on a 550m high ridge behind Mt Lofty, has well-draining, thin topsoils over broken schist, producing fruit with aromatic intensity. The Piccadilly Valley sites are on soils that are more fertile, comprise friable clay loams over yellow, medium structured clays. Ironstone is generally present and there is good organic matter in the A horizon. The fruit grown here produces wines of piercing acid structure, restraint and finesse.