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HOMMAGE

Hommage comprises 0.8 ha of north-easterly aspect. It is warm and bright, but its terroir is softened by the little corner pocket in which it sits. It is the child in-between. Because it is inclined to abundant growth and fruitfulness, we work hard in this vineyard. Bunch thinning is extensive. But the pace of growth is even, and there always seems to be time to do what needs to be done. It is 95% G5V15 (there are a few rows of MV6). Clone G5V15 is used extensively in the New World. It came to Australia from Wadenswil in Switzerland via the University of California at Davis, just as it did to Oregon and New Zealand. It is the clearly the best of the first generation clones to be used on the Mornington Peninsula.Hommage was 60% planted in 1998 and 40% in 1999.

Hommage the name honours the winemaking families who have gone before. We owe them much and, in this way, acknowledge our debt.