…a warm, well drained site in a very cool region; right on the edge of viticultural possibility.

Isle Vineyard

banner-aboutIt is a warm North facing site located at 43 08 23 S.

IMG_1985The soil/rock type is Permian Limestone and Calcareous mudstone, or as the locals call it ‘Cygnet Cement’.

The block is littered with fossils from this period.

Planting began in 2007, only Pinot Noir (1.5 ha) to nine different clones (predominantly the earlier ripening Dijon clones) – all on own roots. Spacing is 5000 vines/ha.

Lovingly managed by Paul and Gilli Lipscombe.