Temple Bruer's original vineyard, hailing from 1973. It all began with 8 hectares of vines dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Malbec. In the ‘80s and early ‘90s, we added to this sterling mix with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The Langhorne Creek patch was originally built around a Geneva Double Curtain trellis, which, although it has a great reputation for producing high-quality fruit, is a problem when it comes to mechanising.
We acquired more land 1993, and decided it was time to work differently. We built our new vineyard instead around a Smart-Dyson trellis. The diversity of the grapes in this vineyard swelled, with plantings of Grenache, Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Verdelho. The vineyard converted to organic in 1995 and is currently A-grade Certified Organic with NASAA.