Boomer Creek - the farm, vineyard and Walters family
Boomer Creek was first settled in the early 1800’s and the Property derives its name from the local wildlife, with a ‘boomer’ being a large male kangaroo.
Boomer Creek was first established under the Walters name by Colin Walters Senior in 1969. It is currently a third generation family owned and operated property which is quite diverse in farm production.
Aside from our vineyard we also breed fine wool Merino sheep, Hampshire sheep for the lamb market and stud classic and miniature Herefords all of which play a big part in our farm production, and alongside we also have our 3 hectare olive grove.
Boomer Creek Vineyard is a single site 3 hectare block, with the first plantings taking place in 2012 with the remainder to follow in 2013. The site is set on a easterly facing slope rolling down hill towards the ocean, overlooking Schouten Island and the Little Swanport estuary.
Soils are a Jurassic dolerite and deep red clay loam which give our wines their own unique flavour. Current varieties grown are Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with plans to expand into some hearty reds in the not so distant future.
With regards to Vineyard up keep and maintenance we have a dedicated hands on approach to encourage the vines to produce the best fruit they can. All our vines are hand pruned and picked and we avoid the use of insecticides. Instead we prefer to use the force of Mother Nature and all her predator bugs to help keep troublesome bugs at bay.
We have a strong focus on producing clean quality fruit with many of our days through summer spent managing the canopy and foliage to promote adequate sun exposure and air flow to control disease and optimise fruit production.
All the fruit that goes into the Boomer Creek label is 100% picked from our single site estate vineyard. Our approach is to make wine making easy, by producing the highest quality fruit we can that reflects the unique characteristics of the terroir in each variety of our cool climate wines.