Wickhams Road Wines
We manage a 8 hectare vineyard planted solely to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It is a great site as it is cool, free draining and the vines are now 17 years old. The vineyard is trellised to VSP and is always cane pruned. During the winter months, we run sheep through the property to reduce the reliance on chemical control for weeds and grasses. The resulted wines are balanced, and require no acidification or fining.
Over the last three years, we have been moving the fruit source to completely Upper Yarra Valley. The Upper Yarra has the advantages of cool nights and less heat spikes than the valley floor. Growing grapes in the right climates enables us to make wine without intervention. No acidification or manipulation of the wines to make them stable for future ageing.