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The Villiera vineyards have been run by Simon Grier since 1983 (ably assisted by vineyard managers Christie Franse and John Williams) and are approximately 170 hectares in extent. Yields are a conservative 8 tons per hectare to ensure fruit quality.
The varieties planted in the vineyards are 50% red and 50% white. The wines produced are 40% Cap Classique, 30% red and 30% white.
At Villiera, productivity is of utmost importance. Our new pruning techniques taught to the pruning team by Italian company Simonit and Sirch has greatly improved productivity of the vineyard team and uniformity, longevity and quality of the vines.
Our ongoing emphasis is on green energy, rainwater harvesting, water efficiency and other sustainable projects. Villiera is a certified member of the Old Vine project and the vineyards are IPW certified.