K1 By Geoff Hardy Pinot Noir 2008
K1 is the first significant vineyard in the Kuitpo('ky-po') region,hence the name. 'It's a special place I found more then 20 years ago.' After studying, training and working in viticulture for other people, I wanted the right place to make my own permanent mark in our wonderful industry. Maybe it's a Hardy family instinct ,but I knew this was the 'terroir' for great wine. The climate was cool, the gravelly duplex soils ancient and untouched. Our 80 acres perch on a ridge on the south-western end of the Adelaide Hills, looking down across the Willunga basin to St. Vincent's Gulf from an elevation of between 300 and 350 metres. Now my family are working with me to nurture and grow our environmentally dynamic vineyard and in crafting these exceptional wines.