Sunnyhurst Vineyard was planted in 2000 by family and friends of Mark Stanford with approximately 500 vines each of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon and 150 Petit Verdot.
The aspect of the land could not be better for growing grapes; It located high up on the slopes of the Mattamattup and Blackwood River valleys where it is free of all but the most severe frosts. The land slopes to the north where it is subjected to fresh breezes and sunshine, minimising the development of powdery mildew.
The soil type is loam on top of clay with a neutral pH and a high percentage of stones and rocks, several seams of solid impenetrable rock much of the vineyard required a crowbar for planting vines and strong machinery to put in the trellis posts. The vineyard was christened Bastard Rock Vineyard by one of the planters who injured himself whilst trying to make a planting hole in the rock with the crow bar!
A drip irrigation system is installed but was used only during the first growing season to ensure a good start for the vines. When required soluble fertilisers (such as sea-sol) are applied using this system.
Weed control is mostly by grazing sheep and heritage chickens among the vines, and we have never applied toxic sprays or chemicals to the vines to control pests.
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