We have been making our own wine on site since 2010. Primarily we are viticulturists who view the wine making as a natural process requiring minimal intervention from us.
Our wines are an expression of our site, our personalities and the environment. For most of our wines the maximum production each year is 30 cases .
This Grüner Veltliner is a result of careful canopy and crop management carried out by ourselves with emphasis on quality and tradition. The fruit was hand picked, pressed in a basket press then the juice was fermented by wild yeast in old oak barrels until bone dry.
This wine has crisp acidity with aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruit. The palate is crisp, mineral and tight.
Our Gewürztraminer fruit is hand picked, de-stemmed and left for a few hours before being pressed in a basket press then the juice was fermented by wild yeast in an old oak barrel until dry. This wine has aromas of rose petal and geranium. The palate is round and smooth with lychees and Turkish delight.
The Merger is a blend of Tempranillo, Pinotage and Pinot Noir in varying amounts, again hand harvested, fermented separately with wild yeasts and matured together in American oak producing a smooth, rich, medium bodied wine.
The Pinot Noir fruit is hand picked, fermented with wild yeasts, a small element of whole bunches included in the ferment depending on the season and then matured in french oak resulting in a wine which is elegant, long and generous on the palate with aromas of ripe cherries and black plums.
We produce a dry and a medium Riesling depending upon demand and the season.The medium Riesling generally has about 50g/l of residual sugar and the dry Riesling has about 2g/l residual sugar. For both wines the fruit was hand harvested and fermented with native yeasts in old oak barrels.
The Romping Rosé
The Romping Rosé was made by Julian at Lynda’s request for a Rosé. He’s performed quite well and Lynda is happy to share this pretty summer wine with you.
Made from mainly Pinotage which is tenderly cared for by Lynda, this smooth textured wine has delicate aromas of
summer fruit followed by candy floss on the palate.
The 350 Pinotage plants which produced this fruit are hand tended solely by Lynda Ball. Each vintage is fermented with wild yeast, then matured in french oak producing a deliciously fruity, medium to full bodied wine.
The Gathering 2016 is an equal blend of Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner and Riesling.
The fruit was hand harvested, fermented separately, then blended and matured in oak barrels.
For the first time in 10 years these plants have given enough fruit to make this wine. Hand harvested, fermented with wild yeast and matured in an American oak barrel, this wine has aromas of sweet spice and ripe black stone fruit with a hint of cocoa.
The palate is long, rich and smooth.
The 288 Chardonnay plants produce about 450kg of fruit every year which we hand harvested, ferment with wild yeast and mature in french oak generally producing twenty five cases of this wine. Full bodied, traditional oaky style