When I came across this vineyard it was in really bad condition. I knew it had great potential because technically it had all the things I had been looking for. Even though; ravaged by kangaroos, rabbits and without any water, in its first year - I produced a wonderful wine. There is a powerful minerality that runs through this wine, perhaps due to the fact it is the highest altitude vineyard on the Western side of the Barossa at approximately 340-380m.
The soils include deep red clays and large ironstone rocks (Brunette in colour). This vineyard even attains a level of lignification in the stems allowing for partial whole bunch fermentation. The alcohol is always at around 13.5% and these unique characters allow me the opportunity to take this wine to a level comparable with the great Syrah wines of the world.