Our planet is billions of years old. It moves beautifully around the sun. The land here is thousands of millions of years old. It has been exposed to the stars longer than most. The story of people in this land is at least 60000 years old. The story of crafting wine on this bit of land is an impressive but mere 170 years old.
We live in Australia. We live in the south amongst a weathered range next to a wide old valley. We live in a wonderful part of the Earth called Eden valley.
Many thousands of years of weather is etched into the land here. The seemingly endless flow of air from west to east, the powerful sun from east to west, the moist winter ‘south westerlies’ and the dry continental ‘northerlies’ that dominate our summers have weaved themselves into the landscape. The Peramangk and Nadjuri people have been here for thousands of years. Our wines are crafted on the lands of the Peramangk people. We are grateful. We acknowledge and pay respect to these traditional custodians and the elders of this nation, past, present and future. They understand much of the subtlety of this place. As vintners here we endeavor to explore and respect this subtlety, explore and respect the rhythms, the unique character …..the natural flow of this place.