John & Jennifer Nagorcka’s family vineyard (20 acres) is part of a greater farm (700 acres), all simply named Hochkirch. The vineyard is close planted at around 5,000 vines/Ha on a North facing slope at 250m above sea level. The soil structure is red/brown basalt loam over granite & clay. All vines are on their own rootstocks. The Nagorckas co-own and manage John’s sister, Dianne Nagorcka’s younger vineyard, three kilometres down the road. The soil, aspect, climate and elevation are essentially identical, however the difference in the character of fruit is striking; an argument for the subtleties of terroir! The fruit from the home vineyard is bottled as Hochkirch Wines and the neighbouring vineyard under the Tarrington Vineyards label. These two sites are farmed with an eager commitment to biodynamics that has shown considerable rewards. They produce exceptionally vibrant fruit, both processed fearlessly without additions for their respective labels by John and his family at their winery located at the Hochkirch farm.