Cooler and with lower rainfall than Kabininge, these northern Barossa vineyards totalling 103ha, are at an elevation of between 380 and 410 metres.
This micro-climate restricts yields and the thin, moderately well developed residual soils overlying marble, schist, Truro Volcanics and Heatherdale Shale necessitated a careful vineyard layout matching variety to soil type.
These tough conditions make vines work hard and as a result, the flavour profile is intense and acid levels high, providing the resources for long-living red wines and full flavoured whites. Shiraz is particularly well suited to this environment.
Shiraz again is the predominant variety supported by a diverse red planting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec along with the Italian Nebbiolo and the famous French white variety, Viognier.
Elevation: 390 metres
Rainfall: 480 mm