In August 2009 we began planting our first vineyards. Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvingon and Merlot. In 2010 we finished our planting with more Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot along with Cabernet Franc. We selected a small block that is our coolest site for some Pinot Noir. 2015 we harvested roughly 30 tons in total of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot!
Spacing is 1.8m by 1.2m and we have also chosen to experiment with 1m by 1.2m on the majority of our Cabernet Sauvignon. The slopes are primarily south to southeast facing at an altitude ranging from 600 to 750ft. Devon Valley is fortunate with afternoon winds that pull cold air from False Bay bringing the temperature down by 10 degrees or more.
We have a variety of clay soils - Oakleaf, Tukulu, Dresden to Vilafonte. The farm continues to produce export quality protea flowers for export and local markets.