This is the venture of Joe Costanzo and Cindy Heath; Joe has grapegrowing in his DNA. He was raised on his parents' 20ha vineyard on the Murray River in NSW, the family business selling grapes to Brown Brothers, Seppelt, Bullers and Miranda Wines. By the age of 17 he had decided to follow in their footsteps, working full-time in vineyards and studying viticulture for five years. He and Cindy searched for the perfect vineyard, and in 2011 finally acquired one that had been planted between 1993 and '94 to 1.5ha each of sauvignon blanc and chardonnay and 3ha of pinot noir.
Second generation vignerons Joe Costanzo and Cindy Heath have combined their knowledge and passion to create wine that articulates a perfect combination of old and new. The cool climate of the family vineyard symbolises what can be achieved with sustainable and perceptive viticultural practices that enhance the environment.
Established high in the Strathbogie Ranges in 1995, the eight hectare vineyard was built along the principles of sustainable farming practice. Its gently undulating slopes are protected by vast expanses of eucalypt forest and soaring granite hills. It is located on Tames Road Strathbogie, midway between Mansfield and Euroa. The vineyard altitude ranges from 600 to 650 meters above sea level on a North Easterly facing slope. The vineyard offers a combination of cool climate and ideal soils, producing premium wines.
The vineyard is planted to cool climate varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.