Mount Adde Farm
Mount Adde was purchased from the Government by Clement John Harris after growing up on the land and working on many other properties and then serving overseas. Farming was in the blood and Mount Adde was to be home for the next generations. Corriedale Sheep and Angus Cattle were run from the beginning. In 1983 Ron and Helen Harris purchased Mount Adde and with a young family continued to develop the farm as finances allowed and along with Corriedale sheep and Angus cattle and cropping, fine wool Merino Sheep were introduced to add diversity when fine wool prices were high. Fencing, tracking, shelterbelts, and stock water dams have been an ongoing commitment. In 2000 Greg returned home full time after brief travels overseas and has since bought into the business he now manages with assistance from his parents and other employee's. Soon after Greg returned irrigation water was secured and the construction of a large water storage dam completed, then Mount Adde's first Sauvignon Blanc grapes were planted adding a diversity of risk, work and income which would help assist succession planning. Now three blocks of vines complement our commercial sheep and cattle operation, along with establishment of Mount Adde Corriedale Sheep stud, and Angus Cattle stud as we always strive to improve the productivity and performance of our farming systems.
Breeding quality livestock has been a passion for many generations well before our ancestors emigrated to New Zealand and is something that continues strongly today, with Greg taking an active interest in Mount Adde's breeding programs from a very young age.