NZ Organic Wine Awards: 'Sustainable Vineyard of the Year 2024' plus 2 Gold and 2 Silver Medals. Full details

Mike’s Mountains

The fascinating world of composting.

We are devotees of good soil health, indeed a healthy vineyard all round, to ensure we make healthy wines from healthy vines, and to ensure the health of all of us who work here. And to ensure the long term future of our vineyards.

A natural consequence of this is that we put a lot of energy into making compost, and the compost returns the favour by putting energy and life into our plants. We believe this shows in the quality of our wines.

Mike and a compost mountain Mike on a compost mountain Compost

Here’s Mike on one of this year’s compost mountains.

Our recipes for good compost vary, but here's the recipe for this one:

Mike’s Compost Recipe

35% wood chip 20% manure, mostly, in this case, chicken s*** 20% lucerne hay 20% oats Plus:

molasses + cow poo solution + lime + funghi + water + biodynamic preps 502 - 507.

Didn’t we say the world of soil could be fun?

Other fun filled ingredients we regularly employ are sheep poo, seaweed, and of course all our left overs from the winery: grape skins, pips, stems, etc.

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PO Box 506
Alexandra 9340
Central Otago
New Zealand


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