The grapes and where they come from
My current wines include Cabernet Franc Rosé, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and coming soon, Pinot Noir.
Aside from Chardonnay and Syrah being two of my favourite wines, I believe the Orange climate particularly lends itself to producing fantastic examples of each of these varieties.
My love of rosé comes from drinking incredible vintages in the southern Rhône Valley of France in great weather with delicious food. I wanted to produce a lightly coloured but texturally rich version of my own, and Cabernet Franc grapes were the obvious choice.
My focus is on sourcing premium quality grapes that require minimal winemaking input, and creating wines that are individual, handcrafted and respectful of the soil and vineyards that produce the grapes.
The Cabernet Franc and Syrah grapes come from the Annangrove Park vineyard which sits at 750 metres in altitude. I chose the lower elevation of Annangrove Park for my reds as I want to ensure that the grapes achieve their optimal ripeness each season.
The Chardonnay grapes comes from the famous Balmoral vineyard, which sits at 900 metres.
Throughout spring and summer, I am in constant contact with the vineyards, and as the fruit develops I am out there walking the rows to ensure all is well and I can harvest premium grapes from which I can make premium wines.