Our winemaking ambitions reflect 30 year's involvement in grape growing and winemaking in Margaret River.
We see no delineation between vineyard and winery. Our wines are expressive, reflecting their varietal characters and those that can be attributed to the sites on which they are grown.
Where appropriate we will blend varieties but only when, as they say, the total is greater than the sum of the parts. Oak flavours play a minimal role but the barrel is all important. It provides the best environment for natural evolution during the maturation process. We introduce a very small quantity of new barrels each year to ensure replacement of an aging inventory. All our wines are finished in barrels.
Varietal characters are pre-eminent and complemented by the aromas, flavours and textures that evolve during the maturing of the wine. These are derived from indigenous yeast, malolactic bacteria, yeast autolysis and grape solids.
To the extent that it is possible, we allow the grapes to become wines. It is a monitoring process rather than a proactive one.