Great wine is made in the vineyard. As a boutique producer, we prune, train and harvest vines by hand, maximising fruit quality. We take an integrated approach to vine management. Our aim is to allow nature to take its course where possible, in combination with modern techniques of vine nutrition, pest and disease control and water resource management.
Literally meaning ‘red earth’, the terra rossa soils of Whispering Brook provide ideal conditions for viticulture. This famous ‘red earth’ is free-draining causing the vines to work much harder as they extend their roots deeper to find water. As a result, the growth of the vine is limited to producing intensely flavoured grapes - ideal for making premium red wines. Complementing the terra rossa soils are sandy loam soils nearer the brook, providing the ideal environment to produce superior white wines.
The Broke Fordwich sub region is considered a warm viticultural region with an average annual rainfall of 647mm and an altitude at virtually sea-level. Whispering Brook is oriented on a gentle north facing slope, which is ideal to facilitate drainage and maximise sunlight exposure.