Peter and Pauline Roche have 0.5ha each of chardonnay and pinot noir planted at moderately high density, and 0.2ha of ultra-close-planted pinot noir at the equivalent of 9000 vines per ha. Here four clones have been used:114,115, G5V15 and 777. The Roches say,?We are committed to sustainable viticulture and aim to leave the planet in better shape than we found it.? Ducks, guinea fowl and chooks are vineyard custodians, and all vine canopy management is done by hand, including pruning and picking. Although production is tiny, Bended Knee wines can be found at some of Melbourne?s best restaurants.
PO Box 334, Buninyong, Vic 3357
(03) 5341 8437