Situated between the higher altitude vineyards on the upper slopes of Mt Canobolas and those on the lower slopes down to 600m, it is located in a more sheltered sub-valley. This allows for good ripening conditions for both reds and whites while benefiting from the regions cool climate characteristics.
The predominant varieties are Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The reds are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Shiraz. Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay were the original whites with the addition of small areas of Viognier and Gewurtztraminer, the latter grafted onto some Sauvignon Blanc vines. In 2015, twenty rows of Arneis were grafted, being our first Italian variety.
The land rises and falls between 800 and 750 meters with slopes to the east, west and north.This is beneficial for air flow and frost control.
28.9 ha with 21.6 ha planted to wine grapes.
Primarily a red clay loam of basaltic origin of moderate fertility and good water holding capacity.
Runoff is captured in a 32 megalitre dam contained in a small sub-valley that descends to Boree Creek and can be augmented from a bore. All vine rows can be irrigated by dripper line.
The aim for the vineyard is to have an environmentally friendly regime of no pesticides or weedicides. To that end, the vineyard has commenced its journey to fully organic status which will be completed in 2021.