The Estate Red grapes are grown on vineyard sites that have been matched perfectly for each of the Bordeaux varietal components which make up the wine. Diverse terrain, soils and mesoclimates have been matched to specific Bordeaux varieties, clones and rootstocks. The grapes are grown on rocky hillsides with sunny aspects on the warmest vineyard sites on Chalk Hill Estate.
The quest for quality is the basis for all winemaking decisions on the Chalk Hill Estate. The vineyardists coax Mother Nature to create perfect fruit that, once harvested, is delivered to the winery with only the most delicate touches. In the Winery, the Winemaker, Lisa Bishop Forbes, and her dedicated staff gently shepherd the grapes through the fermentation process to the bottle. With an estate-wide, shared aesthetic, the process is light-handed, non-invasive, and sustainable, allowing each bottle to emulate the essence of the vineyard.