Stanford Hills – Jacksons
Stanford is a relatively new wine production area which is showing tremendous potential. The proximity of Stanford Hills Estate to the coast ensures cool sea breezes during the hotter months, allowing the grapes to gently ripen at optimal speed. Winemaker Peter Kastner believes that great wine starts in the vineyard, and credits the wonderful soil and climate of the region for the quality of the Estate’s wines. He believes in minimal interference during the winemaking process, allowing the grapes to fully express their identity. All grapes used are grown on the farm itself and picked by hand to ensure only the best are used in wine production. The somewhat basic cellar is located in one half of an airplane hangar on the farm.