Heggies Vineyard is one South Australia’s highest altitude vineyards and also one of its coolest. The closeplanted, clonally-selected vines are grown in semi-drought conditions on a thin layer of grey sandy loam over clay and decomposed rock, forcing the vines to compete vigorously for moisture and nutrients. It is over 500 metres above sea level, producing truly individualistic cool climate white wines.
Teresa Heuzenroeder is the award-winning winemaker of Heggies Vineyard. She has n extensive scientific background, initially specialising in food and wine chemistry before entering the wine industry as a microbiologist. Her progression to winemaking was inevitable, and after graduating in 2001, she has more than 17 years of senior winemaking experience under her belt.
‘We take a minimum intervention approach to winemaking, working with the natural surroundings to capture the flavour and balance of the grapes in their purest essence.’ Teresa Heuzenroeder
The close-planted vines are grown in a thin layer of grey sandy loam over clay and decomposed rock. The vines compete vigorously for moisture and nutrients this ‘lean’ soil, encouraging roots to dig deep where it is moist and cool throughout all seasons.