Our wine is all hand made from vineyard to bottle. The grapes are picked by hand. This enables any damaged or undesirable grapes to be discarded, it also ensures that the various wildlife that lives on the vine, bearded dragon lizards, ladybugs, helpful spiders and other insects are not beaten to death by mechanical harvesters and mixed with the grapes. The grapes are picked as whole bunches and placed into 20ltr buckets, which are then transported to the crusher/destemmer, again loaded by hand. Rather than crushing at a central point and pumping the must (squashed grapes) to fermentation tanks we move the crusher to sit above each fermenting tank. As the grapes are not squeezed by the weight of grapes above them in large bins, no juicing occurs and therefore no sulphur is added at harvest, maximum distance from bucket to crusher is 800 meters and the grapes are usually crushed within 1 hour of picking.