Vineyards

Our vineyards are managed with little intervention using organic principles where possible and modest use of supplementary water encourages target yields of two tons per acre. This produces concentrated vibrant fruit flavors and minerality that tell the story of the tapestry of some of the oldest soils in the world, found at our estate vineyards located on the celebrated Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley.

The Greenock Estate Vineyard

Tucked in and bordering the Hamlet known as Greenock, our 170 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 grapes grown in red and brown clay and sandy loam soils of Greenock produce a distinctly elegant full-bodied flavour found in our Greenock Estate Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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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.