Our Lenswood Vineyard
Our picturesque steep sloping vineyard is located in Lenswood, a sub region of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. Established in 1992, the vineyard has 19,000 planted vines consisting of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
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 protected site also reduces the chance of a heat wave during summer.
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 entire vineyard is hand caned pruned and harvested by hand picking. Whilst this is labour intensive, we think the results speak for themselves.
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.
Harvest dates range from mid-March to early April for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc. Harvest can be up to early May for our Riesling grapes.
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.