The new Northburn vineyard is being established on an idealic north-west facing slope overlooking Lake Dunstan. Once it full production it will have approximately 900 vines and produce approximately 60 cases of wine annually.
The extremely rocky, but reasonably fertile, plot was first ripped to 500mmm to break-up and expose the large rocks.
The large rocks were removed and the area levelled ready for planting
First plantings were in December 2016. This was imemdately followed by an extremely difficult summer - cold and windy. The young vines struggled and some didn't it make it.