We believe that the ultimate enjoyment of a bottle of wine is in appreciating the unique journey that brings a particular wine to our glass: the story it has to tell.
The journey begins with the distinctive climate, location and soil of the vineyard where the grapes are grown. Organic soils are alive with microorganisms which, through complex interactions with the soil, can make nutrients that are present available to the roots of the vine. Healthy soils promote a balanced ecosystem of predators and prey above the soil which also helps to protect the vine. Apart from soils, daily temperatures and their variation, sunshine, rainfall, wind etc. all affect the growth of the vine, and ultimately the fruit it produces.
Each year the viticulturist applies his or her philosophy, experience and organic practices to help nurture the vines through the seasons. Each vintage is different, bringing its own trials and tribulations. As harvest approaches the winemaker is carefully assessing the grapes, waiting until the interdependent qualities such as sugar, acid and overall flavour culminate to the desired point. It is a delicate balance that varies each year and leads to the sometimes subtle and sometimes not so subtle differences in the wine from year to year. How will it taste in 3 years? 10 years?
This is where we can join the journey. The story is ours to complete with our own pleasure in drinking the wine, maybe on a special occasion, or just a memorable meal with family and friends. We may choose to cellar the wine so we can extend the journey and enjoy its development over the years.
Organic practices and principles along this journey allow each of these unique influences to be fully expressed in the glass, for us to appreciate and discern. We aim to share our passion for wine and the stories that our wines have to tell with our customers.