Vineyard

The vineyard is planted with 50 acres of Shiraz across some step and rocky undulations on the northern slope of the Warrenmang valley.  Twenty-five acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot form a distinct block lying across a gentle rise.  Small quantities of Viognier and Durif are planted on the valley floor.

Soils are predominantly the silty clays typical of the area and weathered bedrock, with a high load of gravel.   On the highest blocks, there are exposed quartz seams that have been broken up by the planting process.  The vineyard’s gravelly and sloping nature ensures effective drainage.

Quality is generally excellent throughout, with the premium fruit coming from the most elevated blocks.  Representative of the area, yields are typically a very low one to two tons per acre.

 


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