Shadow Creek Block
The vineyard was established in 1998 in the foothills of McLaren Vale. The rich red gum country the vineyard occupies is on the side of Willunga escarpment and 55 to 60 metres above sea level. The climate is cool and breezy at night but the shiraz is well exposed to the ripening sunshine through the latter part of the day.
The vineyard comprises two blocks, the north and the south sections that are planted with different clones. The south block is managed for a lower yield harvest. The north block is pruned and irrigated to produce higher yields.
We support natural, sustainable farming with a focus on improving the land and leaving it better than when we arrived here. We run sheep in the vineyard after harvest until bud burst which has reduced the need for chemical intervention and means less slashing for weed management. We operate the vineyard organically and have started the process for organic certification.
Koalas, lizards, wallabies and deer are all regular visitors that you will see fossicking and exploring.