While the land where SOAHC Estate Wines is situated had the desired conditions, much of the 150 acres was in deep disrepair and despair. Five years was spent removing acres of junk metal, tires and general garbage. Then the focus was on mixed growth trees to be logged and stumped and animal friendly fencing erected around what would eventually be the 6.5 acre lower bench. The vineyard benches had to be cleared, prepared and vehicle lanes created. Once all this was done, the land desperately needed the healing nutrients of biodynamics.