Carla Rodeghiero and Andrew Bennett planted a small vineyard in Charley’s Forest, just outside Braidwood in 2008. Grown in these inspiring cool climate surroundings, Sapling Yard produces wines of great flavour and elegance which reflect the natural beauty of the land.
The Vineyard has pinot noir (clones MV5, 777 ) riesling (Yalumba and UC Davis clones), Pinot Blanc, Gamay and a small experimental block of tempranillo. Carla is the viticulturist, grape picker and winemaker and started out as a Microbiologist.
In 1997 Carla began a Wine Science degree at Charles Sturt University and completed her last residential school in 2004 with 9 week old Mia in tow. Whilst completing her degree, Carla has worked vintages in both the Hunter Valley, Orange NSW, The Macedon Ranges and the Willamett Valley in Oregon USA.
Our current vintages include a 2018 Pinot Gris, 2018 Riesling, 2018 Rosé and our flagship 2017 Shiraz Viognier