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OUR VINEYARD

"Our ultimate desire is to live in a chemical free, sustainable environment producing wine that reflects where we live and what we believe in."
Jason O'Dea

One of the most distinctive attributes of the Pig in the House organic vineyards is our ample supply of year-round pure aquifer water in volumes exceeding our needs. Even during the most recent five-year drought , Pig in the House was able to produce high volumes of excellent quality fruit due to our deep underground bores, unlike many proximal winegrowers reliant on non-bore water supplies.

 

Our bores penetrate 50–60 metres underground to draw our water from aquifers kept constantly fed by the Lachlan and Belubula rivers (the former being only two kilometres to the south and the latter being only four kilometres to the east).

 

Our vineyards are situated on gentle sloping land within two valleys on the western side of the Great Dividing Range. Our moderately acidic soils are consistent and fertile brown loamy sand to clay loam on the surface with red clay subsoil.

 

Our soils have good water-holding capacity which allows for efficient irrigation. This feature, along with moderate fertility levels allow control of vine canopy growth, resulting in classic premium fruit production.

 

No insecticides are used on Pig in the House as we prefer to let the natural predators flourish. Careful management and an in-depth understanding of the soils and climate ensure that minimal intervention can be practiced by the Pig in the House team.