Night Harvest, the wine production branch of Andy and Mandy Ferreira's 25 years experience in a viticultural enterprise. During this time the Riverace team, headed by Andy Ferreira, one of Greenpiper's Directors, have established around 7,000 acres of vineyards in the region, as well as running a harvest contracting business that now harvests about one third of the vines in WA. Their enthusiasm and passion to grow and source the best fruit has achieved a consistent quality reflected in multi-award winning wines
Through Andy’s harvesting of 140 estates and multiple vineyard management, Night Harvest is able to “pick the eyes” of the very best parcels of fruit from the best blocks from every single vintage, from either the north or south of this premium wine region. Access to first hand information in the evolvement of every growing season. This insider knowledge facilitates the ability to produce consistent award winning wines, season to season. Night Harvest is small enough to be focused on its products and its customers, and yet still be able to have access to an immense amount of premium fruit, watched over carefully by Andy and the Riverace team.
Night Harvest vineyards are nurtured and managed by the Riverace team headed by Andy Ferreira, a Night Harvest Wine’s directors. This stable group of viticulturalists have over 300 years of Margaret River vineyard operational experience. The team has established over 7000 acres of vineyards in Western Australia. That’s an astonishing one third of every vine in WA. Winegrowing for any premium brand is not about mass production, but rather the recognition and knowledge of terroir. This intimate knowledge of each block of vines and its terroir, together with meticulous attention to detail, facilitates the production and crafting of premium fruit for Night Harvest’s wines.
Margaret River needs little introduction to lovers of fine Australian wine. Blessed with an almost perfect maritime climate, the prevailing Indian Ocean breezes temper the heat of summer, allowing grapes to ripen perfectly, with excellent natural acidity and full flavour spectrums. The effect of these ocean breezes on night time temperatures is particularly significant in the development of grape flavour and quality. The region is made up of five sub-regions, each with slightly differing attributes in terms of ripening periods, and acid and flavour profiles. The ancient soils are made up of gravel loam over clay, ideal for vine health and the growth of concentrated, intensely flavoured berries.
The Mediterranean climate of Margaret River is ideal for the nurturing of high-quality premium fruit, whose quality is passed on from our vines to your table