Each variety planted in the vineyard whether they be from vines that are new or old or varieties that are traditional or modern, reflects its place in the world. Our winemaking philosophy is all about making the most of our unique place – the soil, the Murray River, the climate and the fruit, to create handcrafted wines that truly reflect where they were located.
Vineyard to bottle, each part of the process is painstakingly overseen by Winemakers Nicholas Brown and Chloe Earl, supported by our dedicated vineyard team who prune, grow and harvest the grapes for each vintage. From enrichment of the soil, traditional vineyard practices, to labour intensive hand picking and sorting; and gentle pressing in our 100 year-old basket press, a duty of care is taken to deliver something very special.
The techniques we employ are designed to allow the fruit grown on the Estate its purest expression. Our considered approach could be well summed up as a deliberate lack of intervention resulting in elegant, complex wines of integrity and depth. It’s ironic that while our commitment to traditional methods has a huge influence on the wines we produce, perhaps the greatest result is that our methods have little influence at all.
Read about what the team are doing in the winery and vineyard on The Saint's Blog
Winemakers, Nicholas Brown and Chloe Earl