Vineyard

Australia Wine Regions


The majority of the World’s wine producing regions lie between the temperate latitudes of 300 to 500 in both hemispheres. Australia has more than 60 designated wine regions and most popular wine regions are mainly in the southern cooler parts of the country. From James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia, we extracted the top 10 wine regions are: Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Hunter Valley, Margaret River, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, and South Tasmania.

 

Wine Grape Varieties


In Australia, although about 130 different grape verities are used by commercial wine makers, but Australia has no native grape. Australia grape vine were introduced from Europe and South Africa in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Major grape varieties are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Franc, Riesling, and Pinot Noir. Other verities from France, Italy and Spain for example Tempranillo, Viognier and Sangiovese are becoming more common used for a wine consisting of a blend.

 

Vineyard


The vineyard is a plantation of grape-bearing vines farm, a French loosely translation “a sense of place”. Australia early days vineyards were established in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales in 1830 and increasingly planted in cooler climates. Today Australia vineyards can be easily found in every state totalling approximately 160,000 hectares. James Halliday & Wine Companion has reviewed over 2,500 Australian wineries across the country’s rich and divers wine regions.

 

Old Vine


Old vine indicates that a wine is the product of grape vines that are notably old. Old vine maintain the traditional farming practices of hand pruning, hand picking and no manufactured fertilizers or pesticides being used, which gives a better wine. The oldest vine in the World is over 400 years old living Zametovka vine growing outside the Old Vine House in Maribor of Slovenia. In Barossa Valley of South Australia, the Australia oldest continually producing commercial vineyard is believed to be the Shiraz vines at Turkey Flat in Tanunda that were originally planted in 1847. By using old vine grapes in our premium range, we manage the quality standard necessary to deliver one of Australia finest wine sensations, rich in flavour, with the unique character that old low yielding vines gives.

 

Fruits Harvest


The harvest of grape fruits is one of the most crucial steps in the process of wine making. In Australia, wine grapes harvest season can begin as early as January in some of the warmer climate sites of New South Wales. The majority harvesting occurs between the month of February and April. Sugar, Acid levels and Tannin of grapes is a guide in determining ripeness.