Christmas Eve 11am - 3pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
New Year’s Eve 11am - 3pm
New Year’s Day CLOSED
Good Friday - CLOSED
Anzac Day 12pm - 4pm

Our Commitment to
Sustainable Winemaking

A great wine is the result of care, attention and letting nature run its course

Sustainability is integral to our success. By definition, sustainability never ends.

Generation after generation, we continually strive to reduce our impact on the environment, and make great wine with minimal intervention. We are committed to sustainable practices with the belief that healthier vines create better wines.

We live and breathe sustainable practices

We have been developing our own sustainable viticulture program since the mid 1990s. For every hectare of vineyard we own, we have at least one hectare of native vegetation. In recognition of our efforts, we have been awarded 43 accolades globally for sustainable practices, including sustainable wine growing.

Quite simply, if we’re to focus on excellence in winemaking, it absolutely requires excellence in environmental management – the two are inseparable.

Robert Hill-SmithFifth Generation Proprietor

Working towards a sustainable future

Climate change is a significant challenge for the wine industry. Our teams are continuously trialing new ways to reduce our water consumption and impact on the environment. In 2016, we installed the largest solar system in an Australian winery, which generates approximately 20% of our on-site power use. We are also in the process of a water preservation trial that imitates the anticipated harsh conditions of climate change.

Sustainability and minimal intervention winemaking

Minimal Intervention Winemaking is a natural fit for sustainable practices. We intend to make as little impact on the natural environment as possible during our winemaking process, from the vineyard to the cellar.