In 2002 we planted our vineyard, using quite a few different varieties of both wine and table/dessert grapes. We have whittled the dessert grapes down to a couple of varieties which grow well for us and produce the most delicious grapes. We have also whittled down the wine varieties to a few which work well for us and produce consistently good wine.
We call our wine Lusca, Gaelic for Lusk, meaning 'vault' or 'cave'. Our label bears an image of the historic Round Tower of Lusk, which our vneyard looks out upon, one mile to the east.
Our wine grapes consist mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Dunkelfelder, and Rondo for our reds, and Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Schoenburger and Gewuerztraminer for the whites. At present we have a very tiny total production of around 350 bottles per year, and we hope to increase that to around 1000 bottles over the next few years.