The vineyard has been developed from 13 hectares in 1994 to 239 hectares consisting of 17 varieties, including the Mediterranean grapes Montepulciano, Tinta Cao, Touriga and Tinta Mole.
The vineyard is managed using best-practice techniques. Irrigation is used only as necessary, indicated by moisture probes in the soil. Gradual conversion to sub-surface irrigation and vineyard-wide mulching both reduce the amount of supplementary watering required.
In 2002 the Banrock Station vineyard achieved the international environmental management system accreditation, ISO 14001.