Whitfield & Cheshunt Vineyards
Soil: Located in the upper King Valley in the sub-region of Cheshunt lies the vineyards of our newly released Mediterranean varieties. Two vineyards, one planted in 1980 and the other in 1992 sit on soils composed of rich brown and red clay loams.
Climate: The altitude of the Upper King Valley creates long summer days and cool nights, which enable grapes to achieve flavour ripeness and a cool climate character. The region is renowned for longer and warmer ripening periods during autumn compared to other cool climate regions which presents ideal conditions for Mediterranean varieties.
Wines: Pinot Grigio, with limited quantities of Arneis, Sangiovese and Barbera.
Soil: With red ferrous clay and heavy deposits of quartz & ironstone throughout, this vineyard has become well known in the wine community for producing high quality grapes of Shiraz and Nebbiolo. The resultant wines are deep, concentrated & complex with firm tannins whilst still being approachable in their youth. The vineyard was planted to Nebbiolo in 2000 and the Best’s Old Block Shiraz clone planted in 2005
Climate: The climate and soils in the Pyrenees have proved to be very suitable for the production of high quality red wines. Located outside the town of Landsborough, The Malakoff Vineyard is subject to dry autumns with cool nights which make for ideal ripening conditions late in the growing season. The vineyard sits at approximately 300 metres above sea level and is north facing.
Wines: Malakoff Single Vineyard Shiraz and Dante’s Nebbiolo.
Two Hills Vineyard
Soil: Two Hills Estate Single Vineyard located in the Upper Goulburn growing region of ‘Glenburn’. The vineyard was established in 2000 , it has a Northern exposure and sits on sandy soils with clay loams. The wines from this vineyard are well balanced, elegant with fine-grained tannins.
Climate: Higher in altitude, the vineyard is subject to light winds which come up from the valley floor and has many cool nights during the growing season, so it is one of the last to ripen its fruit.
Wines: Two Hills Single Vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Elgo Estate Vineyard
Soil: Elgo Estate Vineyards are situated at around 530m altitude in the Upton Hill region of the Strathbogie Ranges of Central Victoria. Enjoying views over all the surrounding countryside, the vineyards are located approximately 125km North East of Melbourne. Clay loam soils over granite which is abundant in the area.
Climate: Rising up from the surrounding landscape, the Strathbogie Ranges possess a distinct character. The granite-strewn hills and valleys are shared by the native Australian wildlife, grazing properties, stands of eucalyptus trees and rolling vineyards. Warm, dry autumn days followed by cool, crisp nights are a feature of this area, ripening fruit that exhibits vibrant varietal character, rich flavours and freshness. The vineyards range from 150m to 650m in altitude and soil types vary widely throughout the region. These factors result in a diversity of styles.
Wines: Elgo Single Vineyard Pinot Noir.
Box Grove Vineyard
Soil: Box Grove Vineyard is located in the wine growing region of Tabilk, in central Victoria, 110 kms north-east of Melbourne. Vines have been grown here for over 150 years. Planted on the region's famed red soil Box Grove Vineyard vine roots head deep, looking for the layers of ancient river gravel and the cool deep acquirers that many of the surrounding tall river gums have their feet soaking in.
Climate: Box Grove Vineyard enjoys warm sunny summers with relative dry autumns and cool nights which make for ideal ripening conditions. The vineyard sits at approximately 300 metres above sea level and is north-south facing.
Wines: Box Grove Single Vineyard Nebbiolo Rose