Organic Practises & Minimal Intervention
Winemaker: Leighton Joy
Viticulturist: Graeme Miles
An isolated patch of earth surrounded by state forest, farmland and the ever changing sky. Planted in 1999, established by brothers Brian & Kevyn Joy, and currently operated day to day by Graeme Miles in the Vineyard, Leighton Joy and Justin Dillion in the winery, with Leighton and Andrew Joy working sales.
Pyren is managed under organic practice, with livestock grazing, composting and under-vine mulch underpinning the farming strategy. Set on 149Ha of land that incorporates grazing and native forest.
Shallow soils are formed over a bedrock of marine sandstone and siltstone, with schist and quartz formations surfacing in abundance. The vines are deeply rooted in red sandy/clay loam.
The house style is to meld the expression of very high quality fruit with integrity and artistic freedom. The endeavour to fine tune the best style for the fruit is a continuous one that knows no bounds.