The property that Wayfinder calls home hosts many special things; a 40-hectare vineyard, sheep, chickens, bees, pockets of native bushland, an extensive revegetation planting, a veggie garden, an orchard, three large dams and the sheds and offices we work in. It's a lot of land to take care of but something we are so very proud to live with, and on.
- The entire vineyard is ACO organic certified.
- All our vines are non-grafted.
- The oldest vines were planted in 1994 and 1998 and our newest blocks were established in 2021.
- We seed a multi-species cover crop to improve soil structure, suppress weeds and attract beneficial insects into the vineyard blocks.
- Sheep grazing is used over the winter months to manage the mid-row area and provide natural fertiliser to the vineyard floor.
- Chickens are used in the young vine blocks to help control insect pests.
- Irrigation is used sparingly and only during periods of intense heat load. Select blocks of older vines are dry-grown.
- Planting density: 3m row by 2 m vine spacing.
- Our fruit is hand-picked to ensure it remains in pristine condition when it arrives at the winery.
- There are a myriad of soil types across the property, including Keenan soils, Mungite sands and Forest Grove Gravelly Loam Duplexes.
Feel free to click on the outlined vineyard blocks in the map below for more information on each area.