The Tutton Sienko & Hill property, is a thin ribbon of multi-layered river flats sandwiched between Ram Paddock Road and the South Bank of the Waipara river, just before the road and the river wind into the Waipara Gorge. Generally soils are alluvial loams over endless uncemented gravels, with some vineyard areas having large boulders throughout the profile. As the property meanders downstream, the loam content of soils increases slightly, and in the downstream amphitheatre we grow our cabernets sauvignon and franc.
The real prehistory is evident at river level - where a multitude of fossils are found hidden within the various river boulders. Walking upstream towards the Waipara Gorge, the KT boundary becomes visible in several cliff faces.