The winery was originally planned and
designed by the Johnson family in 1997, but after we purchased the cellar,
extensive renovations started. With the renovations completed early 2007, the
architecturally exciting building became home to the La Vierge Wines. Today it
boasts the tasting room and restaurant on the upper level with double volume
winery on the north side. On the south side of the building we have the sunken
barrel maturation room.
One enters the cellar on an elevated walkway that takes you through the
cellar and into the tasting room and restaurant. This gives the visitor a clear
insight into the activities of the cellar all year round. From the winemaking
point of view, the winery is well designed and compact. We have carefully
planned the layout of the stainless steel tanks in order to move quickly and
easily whilst the harvest is in full swing. Of great importance is the variation
in tank sizes which has given us great flexibility when handling the varied
batches from our three vineyard sites.
Here we are able to monitor
the identities and characteristics of the grapes through their receival,
fermentation and maturation process.
Below the winery is the cool, dark barrel cellar where wines are aged
and matured in French oak barriques.
A visit to the cellar will be greatly rewarding with exciting wines,
amazing views and a warm, friendly team.