The Lewis Road vineyard is situated fifteen kilometres north of Heathcote, off the Northern highway. 6 acres of Shiraz was planted in 2001 incorporating Mt Langhi Ghiran & PT 123 shiraz clones, 2 acres of Viognier was planted in 2006 & 5 acres of Sangiovese was planted in 2008. The soils vary from red rocky clay to red brown loam.
The vines are cane pruned hard to 12-14 buds utilising vertical shoot position (VSP) trellising. Mostly organic viticulture using chicken manure , fish & seaweed fertilisers, limited protective sprays of copper & sulphur and limited irrigation.
The aim is to produce high quality fruit capturing the regional characteristics.
The uniqueness not only comes from the famed Heathcote terrior but our east west row orientation which tends to slow ripening down as the fruit is shaded for more of the day. Harvest is generally one to two weeks behind other vineyards in close proximity.