Nepenthe Viticulture are specialists in vineyard development. Possessing the expertise, equipment, and the committed work ethic to construct world class vineyards to the highest standards of excellence.
Our dedicated senior personnel will work closely with you to ensure time frames and budgetary requirements are met at all time. It is the expertise of these people that can manage and oversee the following steps to establishing a high-class vineyard.
Assessing land suitability, including terrain, soil condition, water availability / quality, wind and frost risks.
Planning / layout:
Site surveying to determine the vineyard layout and design. Irrigation requirements
Soil deep ripping, land levelling and fertiliser inputs if required.
Post marking, layout and knocking, installation of wires to support the dripper tube and vine cordons.
All aspects required to irrigate your vineyard appropriately, from pump and shed installation to dripper line run out and clipping.
Water jet planting to ensure a maximum strike rate for newly planted vines.
Cover crop establishment:
To assist in soil organics and to stop erosion of topsoil.
Nepenthe's philosophy is to get it right from the start.
Correct planning and installation is crucial to long term success and will ensure you get maximum return for your money