Towerhill Estate was established in 1993 in the heart of the Mt Barker region of Western Australia where mild wet winters, well drained soils and warm, dry summers yield outstanding cool climate wines. Towerhill Estate excels in producing medal winning wines from low yielding fruit handpicked from responsibly tended, non-irrigated vines.
The weather is the powerful determinant of the character of the vineyard, the region and the wines created. The hill is to the west of the vineyard so therefore receives morning early light and then is a strong horizon line for evening light.The weather comes from the west and the sense of the presence of the vast ocean although 200km away, is strong and is the reason for the speed with which the weather changes.
Hence my design for them has a strong element of weather.