Our family owned vineyards are spread across the Adelaide Plains wine region, thirty kilometres north of Adelaide. This region offers a beautiful Mediterranean climate; hot, dry summers followed by mild winters and low rainfall – perfect for growing exceptional quality fruit with true varietal expression. Fruit thrives in the Mediterranean-like climate of the Adelaide Plains, in particular, the rich, juicy reds and our favourite varietals in our estate-grown Pure Vision Organic Series, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Our first plantings were in 1980 – of what would become award winning fruit – our Shiraz. Today, our Shiraz is one of the best in our region and our most favourable, enjoyed by so many people. Our vineyards are also home to other varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier.
The soil is a mixture of dark heavy loam and sandy loam over limestone. Both are alkaline and perfect for grape growing. Drip irrigation is used from underground aquifers as the annual rainfall in the region is generally low.
Soil health is our priority! Our soil is free of synthetic chemicals, pesticides and fertilisers which creates the best environment for grape-growing. Healthy soil provides nutrients to the grapes allowing us to grow pure, healthy grapes of exceptional quality.
Joanne Irvine, Winemaker
Cover crops are secondary crops planted between the rows of the vines. We promote a variety of plant life in our vineyards by planting barley, oats, broad beans and/or medic (a type of grass that produces nitrogen in the soil). Cover crops improve soil fertility, improve soil structure and protect the soil from erosion – all significantly important factors when farming organically.