Our picturesque steep sloping vineyard is located in Lenswood, a sub region of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region.
At 550 metres above sea level the region is classified as cool climate with the undulating and steep sloping terrain minimizing the risk of frost. The high altitude and protected site also reduces the chance of a heat wave during summer.
The entire vineyard is hand caned pruned and harvested by hand picking. Whilst this is labour intensive, we think the results speak for themselves.
Harvest dates range from mid-March to early April for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc. For the Riesling, harvest is up to early May.
The soil is predominately sandy, clay loam with a rock base of quartz, sandstone and ironstone with the steep slopes providing excellent drainage. We believe this distinctive minerally terroir is at the heart of our wines.
The vineyard is fully fitted with a drip fed irrigation system, and irrigation is kept to a minimum to allow the wines to display the true characteristics of each changing vintage. The Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling are planted on north facing blocks whilst the Sauvignon Blanc blocks face south and east.
Trellis Style is Vertical Shoot Positioning VSP with 0.9 metre vine spacing and 2.5 metre wide rows typical of Burgundy style.
Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard employs a green and sustainable approach to its farming methods.