There are a lot of similarities between
growing premium fruit and premium grapes. The vineyards have been
established on steep north facing slopes where the terrain is too
tough for summerfruit but absolutely ideal for grapes. Soils are
schist based and free draining. A variety of different clones have
been picked to suit the sites.
The grapes are grown on a Vertical Shoot Postioned (VSP) trellis system and generally
spur pruned. Tucking, trimming and leaf plucking are all performed by hand. Harvesting
has and will always be conducted by hand to obtain premium quality. The various
clones ripen at different times and special attention is given to ensuring grapes
are only picked once optimum ripeness, flavour and character have been reached.