With grand plans to elevate Yarra Valley Cabernet blends to unprecedented heights, we challenge the norm and push the boundaries of cost and practicality, with the aim of producing grapes and wines of uniquity and Grand Cru quality.
Australian vineyards, where both sunshine and land tend to be plentiful, typically have vineyard layouts with rows from 2.4 - 3 metres apart and vines planted 1.5 metres apart, giving a planting density of approx 2200 - 2800 vines per hectare. At this density grapevines can thrive, with their growth uninhibited by their neighbours.
Our new high density block is laid out with 1 metre row width and 1 metre vine width, giving 10,000 vines per hectare, four to five times more vines in the same area as a typical Australian vineyard.
A Centare is a measurement of area equivalent to one square metre, the density of vines planted.
Where one Hectare equals one hundred Ares, one Centare equals one hundredth of an Are.