Winemaking...

the vineyard

We know we are working with some of the best grapes Australia has to offer

When you have this much vineyard in a dry region water management is essential. We use the very latest water saving drip irrigation techniques to reduce our impact on the environment.Andrew Forbes

Sunny days, mild nights, star filled skies and fertile soils are the ideal growing conditions for the 1200 acres of
vineyard planted on the Zilzie property.

We also reach beyond our boundaries seeking exceptional parcels of fruit from some of Australia’s best know wine regions, including Adelaide Hills, Barossa, Coonawarra, and Wrattonbully.

Acres under vine 1200 acres
Tonnage 35,000 tonnes
Soil rich, red loam and limestone strata
Climate Mediterranean climate with dry summers, mild winters and low humidity
Growing season rainfall 130 - 150mm
Vintage Mid January and finishes in late April
Picking Machine harvesting takes place during the cool of the night
Vine row orientation East/West
Longitude 142.2459984
Latitude -34.3423022
Varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Muscat Gordo Blanco, Sultana, Petit Verdot, Colombard, Semillon
When we make our wines, we know we are working with some of the best grapes Australia has to offer.Andrew Forbes

ALWAYS ENJOY WINE IN MODERATION

WARNING Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, it is an offence:
To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $7,000). For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500).
We require all persons purchasing and receiving Zilzie Wines to be over 18 years of age.  Liquor Licence No. 32450455.   |   Terms of Use