Pike & Joyce
The Pike & Joyce brand represents the coming together of two long established South Australian families to form a partnership in wine.
The Pike family, long established in winemaking and viticulture and the Joyce family, 'fifth generation' horticulturists, have come together to develop this 25ha joint venture vineyard at Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills wine region of South Australia.
The vineyard site, which was previously apple and pear orchards, is characterized by steep North and East facing slopes and possesses fantastic gravelly clay and loam soils which are ideally suited to the classic cool climate varieties that have been planted Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The vineyard is all hand pruned and handpicked with the fruit being chilled overnight in the Joyce cool rooms, before being transported to Pikes Clare Valley winery for vinification.
Traditional old world techniques as well as modern Australian winemaking are incorporated to produce a style which reflects the variety and region.
The Pike & Joyce range of wines has quickly become established as some of the Adelaide Hills finest, with the best still yet to come.