Hunter ValleyNew South Wales

Proprietor: Richie Harkham, Terry Harkham, Efrem Harkham
Year of Establishment: 1984 and 2005
Size of Estate: 27.1 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 15,000

Website: www.harkhamwine.com.au

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Harkham Wine is a family run and owned business. We focus on very small batches with extremely high quality, so we generally only crush between 20 and 25 tonnes a year. Our own vineyard is farmed using organic methods, and we source fruit from a couple of other local vineyard partners who we work closely with to ensure that they meet our standards. Through keeping intervention to a minimum in the wine making process we are able to express most clearly the amazing terroir driven flavours that the Hunter Valley is renowned for. All our fruit is carefully hand-picked and sorted to eliminate rot, unripe fruit and any diseases, so we can make a style of wine from 100 per cent naturally fermented grape juice.


 

VINES

Harkham Estate

Size
1.2 Hectares
% of your production
15%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Red clay
Varieties planted
Shiraz
Training system
Vertical shoot positioning
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations, manure.
Pest control
None
Weed control
Mechanical weeding
When was it converted to natural farming
2012

 

Aziza's (Shiraz)

Size
2 Hectares
% of your production
50%
Buying fruit from
Harvested by hand
Irrigated
Soil/s
 
Varieties planted
Shiraz, Chardonnay
Training system
Vertical shoot positioning
Fertilizer
None
Pest control
Some copper and sulphur
Weed control
Conventional
When was it converted to natural farming
Not yet converted
Will the vineyard ever be converted? If so specify time frame
Yes, under discussion

Aziza's (Semillon)

Size
5 Hectares
% of your production
10%
Buying fruit from
Harvested by hand
Irrigated
Soil/s
 
Varieties planted
Semillon, Shiraz,
Training system
Vertical shoot positioning
Fertilizer
None
Pest control
Some copper and sulphur
Weed control
Conventional
When was it converted to natural farming
Not yet converted
Will the vineyard ever be converted? If so specify time frame
Yes, under discussion
 
 
 

Wines

Aziza's Shiraz

2015
Variety
Shiraz
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
All sourced from our Pokolbin (Hunter Valley) vineyards
Days of skin contact
9 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
9 days in stainless steel and 6 months in barrel (so far).
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
Nil

Aziza's Chardonnay

2015
Variety
Chardonnay
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
All sourced from our Pokolbin (Hunter Valley) vineyards
Days of skin contact
1 day
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
1 day in stainless steel then 5 months in barrel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
Nil

Aziza's Semillon

2015
Variety
Semillon
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
All sourced from our Pokolbin (Hunter Valley) vineyards
Days of skin contact
6 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
6 days in stainless steel then 12 months in barrel
Selected Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
80 ppm

Old Vines

2011
Variety
Shiraz
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
All sourced from our Pokolbin (Hunter Valley) vineyards
Days of skin contact
6 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
6 days in stainless steel and 12 months in barrel
Selected Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
80 ppm

Aziza's Rose

2015
Variety
Shiraz
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
All sourced from our Pokolbin (Hunter Valley) vineyards
Days of skin contact
Nil
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
2 days in stainless steel and 5 months in barrel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
Nil

For Good

2014
Variety
Semillon
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
All sourced from our Pokolbin (Hunter Valley) vineyards
Days of skin contact
6 months
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
6 months in barrel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
20 ppm

Harkham - The Estate

2015
Variety
Shiraz
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Harkham
Days of skin contact
7 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
7 days in stainless steel and 6 months in barrel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
Nil