We know we are working with some of the best grapes Australia has to offer
Sunny days, mild nights, star filled skies and fertile soils are the ideal growing conditions for the 1700 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||1700 acres|
|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|
|Varieties||Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Muscat Gordo Blanco, Petit Verdot, Colombard, Semillon|
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.
When we make our wines, we know we are working with some of the best grapes Australia has to offer.