Purity & Place

I really love the term ‘purity and place’ because we are dealing with vineyards of great pedigree here.

For example, our Fiano was planted in the Wakefield Valley vineyard because there is something special about the site itself. Purity is about ensuring that our wines reflect that place as well as delivering on varietal definition.

I’m simply the caretaker of the fruit so that each wine reflects where it’s grown, and the variety it’s made from.

Sustainability

Sustainability is incredibly important to me; I truly believe that we, as adults, have a responsibility to be doing everything we possibly can to be sustainable. We need to be mindful of the fact that if we want (particularly) quality, luxury food and beverage items to continue to be readily available to us in the long term, we need to be respectful of the land and mindful of how we look after it.

Organics

Organic practices for me, therefore, are equally important - it's about being more conscious of how the fruit is handled, of the winemaking process and ultimately what we're consuming.

Minimal Intervention

Minimal intervention is about highlighting purity and place; making good picking decisions and smart, sustainable vineyard practices being reflected by the harvest date. And it's as simple as that - you just want to pick the fruit, care for it and for the resulting wine to reflect those decisions. I think ultimately, we should be drinking wine and understanding where it's from and respecting those small parcels and individual sites. As a winemaker, I’m incredibly privileged to be able to learn about and develop an understanding of the soil profiles and the microclimates, and it plays a huge role in the wines I craft.