In 2003, we designed and built an extraordinary cellar that has become a striking feature of the farm. A century-old dry riverbed provided the inspiration for an ultra-modern cellar that would be built two-storeys below ground. This enables us to make the most of the cool, ambient temperatures offered by Nature underground and so reduce the carbon footprint of our wine-making facilities. It also presented us with the advantage of having a gravity-flow cellar that enables us to protect our high-quality grapes due to minimal mechanical interference.
The winery comprises of a wine storage and tank fermentation cellar, a vat maturation cellar, a wine storage and packaging area; as well as our administrative facilities. It is a full-service cellar that enables us to produce all our wines on site, optimising quality control.
It also includes a gracious wine tasting and art gallery where we welcome visitors to the farm. Visits to the cellar are included in our Eco-tours.
For us, the image of the moon is symbolic of the way the universe influences our living system. By observing the powerful phases of the moon, for instance, we can fine tune our activities in the vineyard and cellar to be in harmony with the celestial forces.