Vineyards

Our vineyards are managed using organic principles where possible and limited the use of supplementary water to encourage the roots of each vine to reach for the bedrock and tell the story of the Barossa’s ancient soils – striving to express the individual place each vine grows. Our wines are, on the whole, earthy and structured to express the vibrancy of fruit for which the Barossa Valley is world famous.

The Greenock Estate Vineyard

Some of the plantings of Grenache and Semillon go aback fifty years and more. 

Located on the northern edge of Western Ridge, tucked in and bordering the Hamlet known as Greenock, our one hundred seventy-acre hillside vineyard hosts mature plantings of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Semillon. Some of the plantings of Grenache and Semillon go aback fifty years and more. 

The soils at Greenock tend toward the light to deep brown producing a distinctly elegant full-bodied flavour of wines made from grapes grown in Greenock and found in our Greenock Estate Shiraz.

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LocationMurray Street, Greenock – on the North West side of the Barossa.
ClimateWarm Summers, Cool Winters with night time temperatures ranging from -2ºC to 30ºC, and daytime temperatures
12ºC to 45ºC.
RainfallAverage 460mm per annum.
Soil TypeDeep red clay with the occasional pockets of ironstone and sandy loam.
VarietiesShiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon.
AspectEast west rows on a southerly facing slope.

The Gomersal Estate Vineyard

Located on a hillside promontory at the southern end of the Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley, the 130 acre Gomersal Vineyard has sight lines across the Barossa Valley to the east and out to the Southern Ocean to west.

At the top of the hill a thirty-acre preserve was set aside where all sorts of native flora and fauna can be observed. The Gomersal Vineyard hosts rocky hillsides of red clay and ironstone opening up to the valley below. 

The vineyard was planted in 2002 in Shiraz, along with Viognier and Marsanne. The grapes grown at Gomersal produce a dark and a remarkably rich flavour signature for which our Gomersal Estate Shiraz is noted. 

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LocationGomersal Road, Gomersal – on the north western ridge of the Barossa Valley.
ClimateWarm Summers, Cool Winters with night time temperatures ranging from -2ºC to 30ºC, and daytime temperatures
12ºC to 45ºC.
RainfallAverage 510mm per annum.
Soil TypeThe soils vary quite dramatically as you tour around the vineyard. We begin with red clay over calcrete and slate bedrock moving to more rocky weathered slate (the bottom of an ancient glacier). Over the hill the soils are deep sandy loam and black clays.
VarietiesPredominantly Shiraz, Viognier, Marsanne.
Aspect2/3rds North-South rows and 1/3rd east-west slopes ranging from southeast to west.