We at Stockman’s Ridge are focused on producing premium cool climate wines and believe thatsecret to making a great wine starts in the vineyard, by producing grapes of the highest quality using well managed ecologically sustainable practices.
SUSTAINABLE & MINIMAL INPUT FARMING
We have followed a sustainable farming approach to our viticulture for many years. We focus on building a healthy and resilient vineyard through the use of natural products, building healthy soils and encouraging biodiversity such as ‘good bugs’ and cover crops. The “minimal input” methods that we use to nurture our soils, forces our vines to develop a stronger and deeper root system resulting in tougher more resilient vines that in turn produce grapes with thicker skins.
This means the fruit is more naturally resistant to disease and displays added layers of flavour, complexity and vibrancy.
Our vineyard is situated right in the middle of the altitude range at 800m on the north western slopes of Mt. Canobolas. It’s at the mid-elevations (700-800m) Orange becomes more like the Bordeaux region of France with up to 20.5ºC mid-summer mean temperatures. Orange hasmore sunshine hours and fewer rain days than this classic French region. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon blanc and Semillon are the mainvarieties grown in Bordeaux.
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