We believe that all great wines begin in the vineyard. Our strong vineyard focus is something that sets us apart from many other wine producers. From the careful selection of our vineyard sites more than 20 years ago, and the planting of varieties and clones that take full advantage of the soil and climate, to the judicious management of these blocks in the years since then, we are able to ensure that we consistently deliver the best fruit possible to the winery every year.
We have strong beliefs in vineyard providence and sustainable management practices. Our philosophy is to manage our vineyards with a very hands-on, small-scale approach, often identifying particular rows, or portions of rows to pick for certain wines. The end result is a selection of ultra-premium, hand-crafted wines that encompass the terroir and hopefully do justice to the passion of our vigneron, the dedication of our vineyard managers, and the commitment of our winemaker.
The Davis family vineyards total 160 hectares: 28 at Tallavera Grove in Mount View – Hunter Valley, 90 at Wrattonbully in South Australia (40k’s north of Coonawarra), 30 at Orange in Central Western NSW.
Vineayard Technical Details:
|Hunter Valley, NSW||Orange, NSW||Wrattonbully, SA|
|Climate & Features||Warm Climate Coastal||Cold Climate, High Altitude||Cool Continental Climate|
|Degree Growing Days||1800-1900 C||1250-1400 C||1350-1550 C|
|Elevation||130 – 200m||720– 840m||65 – 80m|
|Sunshine Hours/ year||1650||1850||1650|
|Area Under Vine||70 Acres (28 Ha)||75 Acres (30 Ha)||225 acres (90 Ha)|
|Terra rossa clay loams over limestone, red duplex loams over marly shales and sandstones alluvial brown loams on creek flats.||Red / brown volcanic clay loams and light-medium clays.||Classic terra rossa clays loams over limestone. Minor duplex brown loam over subsoils of red/orange clay and ironstone gravels.|