Vineyard Block: Cairnmuir Rise
Block Name: Cairnmuir Rise
7 hectare site, boarding Cairnmuir Road, which is planted with Pinot Noir with a soil base of about 800mm of sandy silt on deep, fine, alluvial gravel.
- Cairnmuir Rise
Height above Sea Level: 219-230m
Aspect & Orientation: Faces west and catches most of the day’s sun. Row orientation is North/South.
Soil breakdown: Sandy silt on deep fine alluvial gravel.
Year planted: 1998 with clones 5 & 6 and then clone 115 in 1999 as planting material became available.
Variety planted: 3.9 hectare of Pinot Gris and 14.3 hectare of Pinot Noir
Trellis System: Trellis system high hanging cordon clones 5 & 6 to assist with frost and spur pruned VSP for 115.
Final Wine Destination: Reserve Pinot Noir & Rua Pinot Noir