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Ben and Clare’s sustainable lifestyle extends through to our philosophy for managing the vineyard and minimal intervention practices in our wine making processes.

Compared to the masters of wine, we prefer to be recognized as the people who know our land the best, and we believe mother nature is the best winemaker. We then use our skills and passion to capture the best characteristics from our grapes into every bottle of our wine.

Terroir

With an altitude at approximately 600 metres above sea-level our Lenswood vineyard in the northern Adelaide Hills is one of the coolest and highest vineyards in South Australia. The top metre of loamy soil sits on a sub-clay base and sustains efficient water and nutrients to the vines and reduces the risk of pests and diseases at the same time. The north-east facing slop gives the vines the optimal exposure to the sun. 

In this terroir, our grapes ripen slowly over the cool summer days and chilly nights to produce fruits with intense aromas and flavours. Our focus is on the Burgundy varieties – Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – as well as some South Australian classics – Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz.

Vineyard Management

We hand-prune and hand-pick all our grapes to ensure the premium quality of our grapes and the health of our vines. Ben and our vineyard team work together closely and check the condition of our vines every single day.

We pick our grapes when the intensity of the flavors and richness of the tannin achieve the best balance. We believe the flavors are better delivered by the grapes themselves. Once the grapes are picked we respect the natural quality of the grapes and minimise our intervention into the winemaking process.

Winemaking

Our light and bright Sparkling, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé are whole-bunch pressed and fermented in strictly temperature-controlled tanks which delivers unique vertical characters to the final wines.

The mellow Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz are fermented by natural yeast that showcase the terroir. Carbonate maceration, extended maceration, hand-selected French oak barrels and sur lie are carefully used to develop the nice structure and diverse flavours in the finished bottles. 

Product Lines

In 2017, we made a decision to divide every vintages production into three product lines:

Art Series

Easy to drink, fruity and fun! These are the wines we recommend to drink at lunchtime, with pizzas, or just in a nice afternoon with some good friends. Each label is illustrated by Clare Anderson and tells a unique, and sometimes quirky story about us!

O Series

These wines are all about where we are. From one of the highest vineyards in South Australia, the grapes are selected to deliver a more traditional style and taste with conventional structures. We keep food pairing in mind when we make these wines and believe they are great choices for your dinner parties, to impress your friends and families. 

Reserve Series

Only the highest quality barrels of each vintage are selected to produce limited amounts under this distinguished label. Our barrel selected Reserves are only produced with our top quality wines in good years. If you are looking for wines for special occasions or to save in your cellar for a good decade or two? These are the perfect choice for you. 

Art Series Sparkling

Planning a celebration? This is your wine.

O Series Chardonnay

James Halliday 95 Pinot!

Reserve Series Shiraz

The best of the best.