The Mewstone Vineyard lies on the banks of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in the farmland of Flowerpot. The gently north facing slopes capture the cool southern sunshine to produce premium wine making grapes. The vineyard is protected from the harsh prevailing westerly winds by the hills that rise quickly from the water. The soils are predominantly duplex soils formed on Jurassic dolerite. This consists of loam textured topsoil over a sandy loam horizon on clay subsoil.
The vineyard is hand pruned and the fruit hand picked with the help of family and friends. We manage the vineyard from the ground up. The extra effort put into ensuring a vibrant ecosystem below the ground translates into quality fruit on the vines above. We are fortunate to have leading soil microbiologist, Letetia Ware, as a close neighbour. Letetia has guided our vineyard nutrition plan from the beginning. Through extensive use of mulches, composts and compost teas we have been able to continually improve our soils. Letetia tells us it’s all about the ‘microbes’. We think you can taste the difference.