The vineyard area covers two hectares on a North-facing hillside averaging about 12 degrees of slope.
The vineyard was planted in 1990 and originally with three varieties: 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Malbec.
Over the years, these percentages were changed to produce the optimal Bordeaux blend for the property. Currently, the composition is 45% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot and 10% Malbec.
In 1993, 1200 Syrah vines were planted as an experiment. After initial disappointment with the young Syrah vines, James was persuaded to persevere by Providence fans in Japan, Germany and the USA. The Syrah have since become cult wines among wine lovers.
The row widths are 1.6 meters with 1 meter spacing between vines.
The vines are grown in the traditional manner - low to the ground - which utilizes retained heat from the clay.