Steve Schubert brought a 65-acre property in the 1980s and in 1991 he sectioned off six acres and planted it with three acres each of Shiraz and Semillon vines. In 1996 Steve prepared two acres of the L-shaped piece of land which surrounded the goose-yard and planned for it to be planted with Shiraz rootlings. By the year 2000 Steve decided that with a total of approx 32 acres planted, it was time to cease planting. The grape varieties are mainly Shiraz & with 3.0 acres of Viognier. The vineyards were established with a clear intention of working with, rather than against, nature; it is the harmonious integration of landscape and inhabitants. The vineyards are carefully maintained using organic and natural products to maintain the quality and enhance the soil. All the vines are hand pruned and the grapes of the major vineyards are hand picked. To control low water sub-soil levels an Enviroscan system is used and radar controlled bird-scare devises are used to control pest species.
This is not only a single vineyard wine but a Barossa Shiraz with a true claim to being handcrafted; rod and spur hand pruned vines, hand picked grapes, with using open fermentation, basket pressed and matured in French barriques. The wine has developed into a characteristic Barossa shiraz with the colour, concentrated black fruits, dark chocolate, mocha and spice that comes with such a heritage.