We source our grapes from Western Victoria- a rather large area (about the size of Croatia) that encompasses the Grampians, Pyrenees and Henty wine regions. Each of these regions have their own unique elements but the one thing they all have in common is a cool climate that delivers delicious wines of elegance and power.
The Grampians have a rich heritage of producing high quality grapes for over 150 years with the first vineyards planted in 1867 after the gold rush brought many to the area. The region surrounds the townships of Great Western, Ararat, Buangor, Moyston and Halls Gap. The traditional owners of the land include the Eastern Maar people and those from the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk nations.
SOIL: Sandy loams through to granite and quartz
CLIMATE: Mediterranean (Southern Ocean is about 100kms away)
LATITUDE: 37° 30'S
The region is named after the Pyrenees mountain range that borders France and Spain. While our Pyrenees might be slightly (majorly) less imposing than the original, the area is full of hills and mountains which leads to a diverse range of micro-climates that appealed to the first vineyard owners who planted here in 1858. The region focuses around the township of Avoca with the traditional owners of the land being the Dja Dja Wurrung people.
SOIL: Sandy loams with gravel beds
LATITUDE: 36° 97'S