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Cherry Gardens

The namesake site behind our brand. My parents planted this vineyard in 1996, when I was in high school, replacing rows of strawberries with Shiraz. At the top of the hill sits a trigg point, once used by surveyors to mark the most prominent geological formation in the surrounding countryside. It's a beautiful view from the top at 375 metres ASL, looking out over the coastline to Glenelg. The soil profile is lean and shale-strewn at the crest of the hill, which gives structure and tannin depth to the wines. Towards the bottom of the hill the soil becomes more friendly, and the vines can stretch their legs deeper here, with more aromatics and vibrancy. We farm gently with organic practices, composting and encouraging as much mid-row biodiversity as possible. It's a special vineyard to me, as it planted the seed for my journey into the wine world.