Individual care and attention in the vineyard leads to individual wines
The consistently high quality of Oxford Landing wines stems from the time and attention dedicated to the vineyard.
This begins with the special care and attention devoted to the 650 acre vineyard. It is managed and nurtured as 130 separate 5 acre blocks where the focus is on individual block conditions.
Vineyard Manager Robert "Fred" Strachan and his team use many "small vineyard" techniques that are more common in a boutique winery, such as detailed pruning, canopy management and crop thinning, for improved flavour intensity. This detailed vine husbandry enables the creation of micro-climates within the blocks suited to the needs of each of the different grape varieties.
Winemaker Matt Pick explains, "It's in the vineyard where the winemaking process begins. You need to have a feel for the place and know the blocks very well to get the best out of them."