Our sparkling is made entirely "in house" by the "Methode Traditionelle" at its most "hands on". All the secondary fermentation (which imparts the fizz) occurs in the bottle. The grapes used to date are Chardonnay (Blanc de Blanc) and blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (Pinot Chardonnay). The Sparkling wine is disgorged just prior to sale, maximising time on secondary lees. Crown seals are used to prevent cork related taints and allow upright storage. We have also made a small batch of Sparkling Shiraz.