Vineyard - Estate grown fruit

The Eastwell Estate vineyard is currently 15 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz.. the five food groups! It is situated on a North / North East facing slope on the banks of the hay river 15km West of Mount Barker.

We utilise natural farming techniques, and are working towards our 5 year goal of farmimg our land 100% sustainably.. this is becoming as much of a passion to us as grapegrowing and winemaking! We began using Biodynamic preparations in Winter 2008 and will continue to do so as positive signs have been observed in the vineyard. 

To ensure our fruit is of the best quality many cultural practices are followed throughout the growing season. Shoot thinning, positioning, leaf plucking and bunch thinning are all applied to achieve a balanced vine and allow sunlight into the canopy to slowly ripen our fruit and develop the flavours unique to our site. All of these tasks are done by human hand (as opposed to machine) to ensure a precision result.

In 2009 we have begun using fish emulsion and seaweed as a nutrient source, replacing synthetic fertilisers. So far the vines seem happy, I know the flies sure are!

Basket PressShiraz FermentingOur Vineyard
65 Year old Basket PressOur All Natural 2010 Shiraz in the making!In the background- Our Olivegrove