Canberra District, Hilltops and Tumbarumba - New South Wales

Proprietor: Bryan and Jocelyn Martin
Year of Establishment: 2003
Size of Estate: 2.63 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 18000

Website:www.ravensworthwines.com.au

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Bryan Martin graduated from wine school in 2003 after a successful career of avoiding direction and responsibility in the food industry. Since then he has worked at Clonakilla and developed his family’s wine brand, Ravensworth with life partner/spouse/the missus, Jocelyn and his brother, David.

 

He also writes about food and grows as much produce he can on the farm including, but not limited to, pigs, truffles, geese, orchard fruits and a weird looking lichen on the south-side of the oak trees.

 

Ravensworth grows a range of grape varieties on the estate in a fairly relaxed, sustainable and slightly wild fashion and if you are handy with a hoe, come on over.


 

VINES

ravensworth - canberra district

Size
2.5 ha
% of your production
80%
Owned
Hand Harvested
Irrigated / drip
Soil/s
red duplex
Varieties planted
shiraz, riesling, sangiovese, roussanne, viognier, sauvignon blanc
Training system
vertical shoot positioning, Smart-Dyson
Fertilizer
chook poo, green manure, mulch
Pest control
copper, sulphur
Weed control
mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
Have applied for NASAA organics
Will the vineyard ever be converted? If so specify time frame
asap

johassens - tumbarumba

Size
10 ha
% of your production
5%
Owned
Hand Harvested
Irrigated / drip
Soil/s
mixed
Varieties planted
gamay
Training system
vertical shoot positioning
Fertilizer
green manure
Pest control
copper, sulphur
Weed control
mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
Have applied for NASAA organics
Will the vineyard ever be converted? If so specify time frame
asap

Mullany - hilltops

Size
12 ha
% of your production
12%
Owned
Hand Harvested
dry grown
Soil/s
duplex
Varieties planted
nebbiolo
Training system
aussie sprawl
Fertilizer
none
Pest control
copper, sulphur
Weed control
some herbicide, mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
Have applied for NASAA organics
Will the vineyard ever be converted? If so specify time frame
asap

 

 

 
 

Wines

seven months

2015

Variety/ies
sauvignon blanc, roussanne, viognier
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
ravensworth
Days of skin contact
210
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
ceramic
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
nil

charlie-foxtrot gamay noir

2015
Variety/ies
gamay
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
johansen
Days of skin contact
21
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
stainless steel, 2 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
40ppm

hilltops nebbiolo

2014
Variety/ies
nebbiolo
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
mullany
Days of skin contact
84
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
barrel, 11 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
45ppm

riesling ancestral

2015
Variety/ies
riesling
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
ravensworth
Days of skin contact
0
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
ceramic, 10 days
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
nil