Suzi Hilder and Wayne Ahrens, 'viticulturists bitten by the winemaking bug' took their chance to turn their own fruit into wine and what a positive decision that turned out to be.
With natural ferments, nil to minimal adjustment, old oak and a soft hand in the cellar allows their vineyard to speak. Their style is food friendly, Euro style, with a eye to balance and subtlety. From Smallfry: 'The essential component is great fruit, we are lucky enough to own two very special vineyards, one in Eden Valley and the other in Vine Vale in the valley floor. The Eden Valley vineyard has been established by us since 1994, while the Vine Vale block has been the Schlieb’s family seat for generations, with the last incumbent putting in 52 vintages before hanging up his snips.'