This is very definitely a labour of love, with no intention of getting a financial return on the vast amount of knowhow being accumulated on the new clones of pinot noir coming from Burgundy via the Dijon University/Bernard clonal selection trials. The work that Duncan Farquhar has done was a central plank in the establishment of the Tasmanian Pinot Noir Forum in 1998, and ongoing research thereafter. Another unique feature of the operation is that it is in a new Tasmanian district, 60km further east than the Pipers Brook vineyards, but more inland than Pipers Brook. It has one particular advantage - abundant water from the Winnaleah irrigation scheme - even though in the normal course (after the establishment period) the vineyards do not require irrigation.The wines are made in the Dysart winery of David Calvert, who has a similarly small pinot noir-focused vineyard called Bonnie Vue. For the time being hands-on management of the vineyard has passed to Marc McLaughlin, while Duncan has moved to Wagga Wagga and lectures at CSU in vineyard establishment.