ABOUT SINCLAIR'S GULLY VINEYARD
vineyard is nestled high in Norton
Summit in one of the most picturesque parts of the Adelaide Hills. At
elevation of 485 metres, this site was selected with its gentle
to maximise the sunlight on the vines.
(clone I10V1) and Sauvignon Blanc (clone F4V6) varieties were chosen
based on their suitability to the cooler climate of the Adelaide Hills
elevation of our vineyard. Approximately one thousand of each variety
planted with a row spacing of 1.25 by 2.2 metres. The vine rows run
to allow equal sunlight on both sides of the vines, ensuring even
Our sustainable vineyard practices.
Our philosophy in the vineyard is to use
sustainable viticulture practices to ensure the vineyard remains in
with nature. Herbicides and pesticides have not been sprayed in the
vineyard since 2001. We have reintroduced native grasses across the entire
vineyard floor to encourage beneficial insects and bat populations as
Native grasses are slashed late in the season to
allow the seed heads to mature and be dispersed across the vineyard.
We do not use synthetic fertilizers and we do not over fertilize or
excessively water our vineyard. We use water efficient drip irrigation as
required to ensure vine health.
mechanisation is used in the vineyard to minimise erosion and void soil
This, in conjunction with the use of minimal sprays, is
with our approach towards organic practice.
All of our
vines are individually hand pruned by Sue and Sean over winter and the
grapes are hand picked at vintage. We believe that soil health is the most
critical element of producing high quality fruit. This is ensured by the
use of biodynamic practices in our vineyard.
We are committed to producing Adelaide Hills wine of the highest
quality and believe
secret to making a great wine starts in the vineyard, by producing
grapes of the
quality using well managed ecologically sustainable practices.