The Vineyard

K1 Vineyard is owned and farmed by Geoff Hardy.

Site location: Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -35.226406,138.668736

Planted: 2009

Elevation: 300 to 320m

Aspect: West facing

Harvest: 3rd March 2015

Tonnes:  1.92T

Soil: Bright clay with gravel, quartz, ironstone and sandstone.


The Winemaking

100% Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner.

Gently whole bunch pressed and fermented cool & slow in stainless steel to preserve the purity of the vineyard, followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.

Crafted with minimal additives, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled 25th June 2015

Production:  1,548 bottles – 129 dozen


The Wine

Lifted and fragrant with white pear and quince blossom. The nose hinting at warm spice with fresh ginger and a pop of star anise, while the slatey minerality mirrors the cool slopes of Kuitpo. The palate is textural and giving, showing crunchy acidity with a lingering white nectarine and stone fruit finish.

Drinking... Enjoy now or cellar to 2025.

Alcohol: 12.5% alc/vol

pH: 3.08

TA: 6.50 g/L

GF: 0.09 g/L (dry)



94 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

92 points - Jane Faulkner, Wine Companion magazine


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