We feel this soil and microclimate are ideal for Syrah. But, we like to play.
The first thing we noticed about this land was the rocks--large basalt cobblestones. The stones lay as proof of Mother Nature's erosion of the nearby Blue Mountains.
The soil is made of coarse-grain alluvial sediments consisting mainly of these basalt cobblestones. This soil, similar to the soils of France's famed Chateauneuf-du-Pape, yields wines of great structure and individuality. We own 28 acres of this beautiful land. In 2016, we will plant 9 acres to vines (the remaining acres are currently planted to apples and cherries).
We feel this soil and microclimate are ideal for Syrah. But, we like to play. In addition to Syrah, we will also look to plant Grenache, Mourvedre, Viognier, and Roussanne. And who knows what else.