In the vineyared we do what we have always done – look after our soil and vines. Our mantra has always been that great wines are created in the vineyard and are only enhanced in the vats and barrels. This concept probably comes from Garry’s horticultural background, but it is also overlaid with respect for the environment and a lot of common sense about how you treat the land sustainably.
We minimise chemical use and synthetic products, we use cover crops such as peas and oats, we compost and use recycled water. All of these things build natural disease resistance in the vineyard, which makes healthier vines and grapes, and the result is simply better wine.