Our Vineyard

The West Cape Howe Langton Vineyard in Mount Barker consistently produces the highest quality fruit resulting in wines of harmony, balance, structure and flavour.

Established in 1978, the Langton Vineyard has some of the most mature vines in the Great Southern. It includes:

  • Riesling Block 6 (4 Ha) Fruit from this block has now produced three Wine Show Trophies
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Block 1 (1.8 Ha)
  • Shiraz Block 5 (3.5 Ha)

Premium wine can only come from excellent fruit and it is for this reason our winemakers dedicate many months leading up to vintage, visiting and monitoring vineyards throughout the Great Southern wine region - ensuring that only the best parcels of fruit are selected and picked for the West Cape Howe range of wines.

This premium fruit is sourced from areas including Mount Barker, Albany, Frankland, Margaret River and the Perth Hills.

 

SUSTAINABLE VINEYARD PRACTICES

Many organic principles are incorporated into our vineyard systems.

All nutrition requirements are based upon stringent soil analysis, and a spring application of mineral based fertiliser that is microbially seeded is spread as required.  During the warm summer months liquid kelp is used as a conditioner to maintain leaf health so important during the final ripening phase.

No glyphosate herbicides are used within our vineyards.  We always use a very soft fungicide program and rely on organically approved sulfurs and copper as the backbone of our programs used in conjunction with canopy manipulation to reduce the incidence of pests and disease.

It is a whollistic approach with each component affecting the next with a strong emphasis on soil and plant health as a natural deterrent to pest and disease.

Glen Harding, Viticulturist  July 2013

WCH Sustainable Vineyard Practices July 13.pdf