Our vineyards are all organic, having been converted in 2003. In the vineyard we use competitive biology, aiming to be completely chemical free in dry years and using half the organic standard of copper and sulphur in wet years. The goal is to lift vine health through soil health and complexity, and combat disease through an active and competitive leaf surface biology, crowding out disease causing organisms. The Lowe ‘Block 8’ vineyard is fermented in open wax lined concrete fermenters prior to 12 months maturation in 2250 litre American oak casks. We are not looking for overt oak influence in the wine, but rather a softening of the strong natural tannins.