The Vineyard

At its highest point the vineyard is only 30 meters above sea level, with the lowest being less than 10 meters, and it is less than 1 kilometre from the Tamar River.

We have 0.75 of a hectare of Chardonnay, 3.2 hectares of Pinot Noir and 0.2 of a hectare of recently planted Grüner Veltliner for a total of 4.2 hectares. The rows run north/south and have a row spacing of 2.2 meters and the vines are 1.2m apart giving a density of 4500 vines per hectare.

The spur pruned vines are treated individually in relation to the crop they carry. We never have more than two bunches of grapes per shoot and any vines that are weaker will only have 1 bunch per shoot which results in us averaging 1.5 bunches per shoot or 4.5 tonnes per hectare.

We are very conscious of our environment; we use minimal sprays and have not used herbicides for 3 years. We have begun to use some biodynamic preparations on the soil in an effort to build soil health which we believe will result in increased vine health.