Working with Nature


The high altitude naturally restricts Ballochdale to target low volume high quality grapes producing intense flavours and balanced tannins. Having a high organic content top soil over clay loam laying over an alluvial layer down 1.6 metres on a sloping site gives Ballochdale a wonderful environment to grow Pinot Noir which we nurture with kid gloves. This changing soil profile with depth gives the vine roots a myriad of nutritional options as they get deeper making the vines more tolerant to variations in climate and an ability to produce multidimensional wines

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