The Grampians is primarily a red wine producing area and the wines possess a rare combination of elegance and power, and an exceptional capacity to age. Dominated by the Grampians National Park, the region is redolent with winemaking traditions carried forward by a new breed of highly skilled and enthusiastic winemakers.
Climate – A Mediterranean climate, with proximity to the Southern Ocean (between 100-200kms) providing a cooling influence during summer. Recognised as a cool climate grape growing region, the growing season in summer is characterised by warm to hot days, however the nights are cool to cold. Autumn is mild and reliably produces the most pleasant weather perfect for ripening grapes in these most benign conditions. The region is especially well suited to later ripening red varieties.
Soils – The formation of the Grampians region covers the oldest geological areas. Our ancient soils derived from Ordovician shales and Devonian granites are well structured, fragile and of low fertility.
Harvest – The vines are well balanced and produce low yields for harvest from late March to mid-May
Wines – Riesling, Shiraz, sparkling Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon