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Adelaide Hills

The core fruit for my Chardonnay comes from The Garden Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, which sits high at 500 metres elevation beside the picturesque Mount Lofty Botanical Garden. Grower Bernie Swaby’s meticulousness in the vineyard is so intrinsic to the quality. The grapes here ripen through cold nights and long cool autumns, with the time to build exceptional complexity, in a fuller style that eschews the trend for leanness.

My Sauvignon Blanc grapes are grown at Coleman Road in Gumeracha at an elevation of 480m and a westerly aspect.

My Pinot Noir comes from Gully Road at 550m elevation and the lilliputian Aesctun vineyard at 500m. Adelaide Hills vineyards at such elevations belong in a rarified group of extremely cool climate sites ideally suited to the Pinot Noir grape.

My Syrah from the Adelaide Hills is sourced from the Lenger Road vineyard which sits at an elevation of 480m in Mount Torrens. The soils are sandy loam and clay over quartz and ironstone on a slight northerly aspect. Late ripening and low yielding the vineyard typically produces sweet, spicy and herbal fruit.