The Merlot vineyards are planted at 130m above sea-level in cool nutrient-rich Tukulu soil. Located on a crest, the vineyards receive constant exposure to the sun, contributing to ripeness and richness of flavour in the grapes. To increase sunlight exposure while still giving adequate shade, the leaves are picked out twice during the berry set. The blocks are harvested twice to avoid any unripe grapes. The vineyards are 14 years of age and yields at an average of 8 tons per hectare.