Ricca Terra Farms is a unique and truly special cluster of Australian vineyards. The vision of founders Ashley & Holly Ratcliff in 2003 was to identify and nurture grape varieties that suited a Mediterranean climate. Today Ricca Terra Farms is one of the leading producers of alternative wine grapes varieties in Australia.
Using viticulture, irrigation and management practices that are second to none, Ricca Terra Farms has been recognised by bodies such as Landcare, Australian Society of Viticulture & Oenology, Environment Protection Authority, ABC Rural & Gourmet Traveller Wine for its on-going contribution to the Australian Wine Industry and the environment.
‘Few people have done as much to promote alternative grape varieties, which suit the hotter, drier inland wine regions of Australia, as Ashley Ratcliff’ & Ricca Terra Farms’ (Huon Hooke – Gourmet Traveller Wine)
Today Ricca Terra Farms is a gathering of premium vineyards and viticulturists who are located throughout the Riverland, all who are growing grapes for some of the leading and most exciting winemakers in Australia. The wines made from grapes grown by Ricca Terra Farms are trophy and gold medal winners. More importantly they are great everyday and exciting drinking wines.
Ricca Terra Farms Vision
At Ricca Terra Farms we live very much by a famous Churchill quote;
‘I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else’.
This is why Ricca Terra Farms is VITICULTURE WITH VISION.