Cricket Flat Wines
In 1996 the cattle farming took a back seat as Brett went ahead and hand-planted the first vines upon the transitional soils of their 53Ha property – 13Ha of Reynella Selection Cabernet Sauvignon! The inaugural planting of the Picnic Block’ began the chain reaction, and over the next eight years, Brett planted another 30Ha of both Cabernet and Chardonnay grapes. Since the first vintage in 1999 the Cricket Flat’ vineyard has been hand pruned and meticulously tended by Brett, with each harvest being fully contracted to a selection of larger scale wineries. In 2013 Brett and Julianne decided to collaborate with a friend, and talented winemaker, Phil Lehmann to create a single vineyard wine under their own label, Cricket Flat’.