Originally planted in 1990, believed to be the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon in the region. Unusually situated with an East/West orientation, they total some 1700 vines and nestle alongside Stony Brook, a spring fed creek which meanders through the property. The twenty plus years of root structure has eked out moisture from the numerous underground streams that feed the brook. This complex root structure provides the foundation for the complex flavours that ensue.
The strict pruning regime and dry growing technique reduces the yieldto less than five tonnes a year, far less than the average vineyard of this size. Dry growing results in smaller grapes with a higher skin to juice ratio, resulting in wine that boasts greater complexity on the palate, and a greater capacity for cellaring.
These grapes make our flagship wine, “Pharaohs Tribute”, as well as being blended with the Merlot.
Planted in 2008 the more traditional North/South orientated vineyard consists of approximately 500 vines. Less rigorous pruning is applied and approximately 3 tonnes of fruit is produced annually.
The Merlot grapes are used to produce a French Provence style pale dry rose, Merlot Cabernet blend and a Solero Port. A batch of sparkling Rose made with the "methode champenoise "will be released in early 2017
Since acquisition of the vineyards we have contracted out the wine making to Matt Bowness of Faibrossen Estate in Carmel. We work closely together with Matt to guide the growing and styling of the wines. Matts approach to growing and wine making mirror our own, blending viticulture, wine making, and environmental respect together to produce high quality wines.
Since joining the Perth Hills Vigneron Association we have been permitted to compete in the Annual Wine Show. Our devotion and pursuit of quality has been recognised by the results we have been honoured with. Our efforts have produced the following results.
2015 Wine show 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon – “Pharaoh’s Tribute “ Bronze Medal 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – “Pharaoh’s Tribute “ Bronze Medal 2015 Stoney Broke Rose Bronze Medal
2016 Wine Show 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – “Pharaoh’s Tribute” Bronze Medal 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon - “Pharaoh’s Tribute “ Bronze Medal