Our vines are planted on a south facing slope and protected from the cold northerly winds by a ridgeline and bank of trees (Ovens Plantation). This creates a microclimate which we feel greatly benefits our vines. It is said locally that Ovens Farm was indeed named due to tendency to be just a little warmer than the surrounding area.
Our soils vary across the site with sandy loams at the top of the vineyard running into heavier clay soils at the bottom of the hill. Our sub soils run from chalk and limestone in some areas through to ironstone in others. Each of these elements bring something different to the wines we produce.