The Estate’s 140 ha under vine comprise 30 separate vineyard blocks.
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In the foothills of Victoria’s Pyrenees ranges
The Glenlofty Estate vineyards lie some thousand feet above sea level in the foothills of Victoria’s Pyrenees ranges. Compared with most of Australia’s premium wine regions, this is clearly “cool climate”.
The Estate’s 140 ha under vine comprise 30 separate vineyard blocks – 13 x Shiraz, 5 x Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 each of Merlot and Nebbiolo, 2 each of Chardonnay and Viognier, and 1 each of Marsanne and Roussanne. They are low yielding vines that produce 4 to 5 tonnes per hectare in a good year.
Glenlofty’s foothill situation results in cooler ripening conditions than the rest of the region and slightly more rainfall during the growing season. The gentle slopes of the valley provide a range of aspects and soil types which results in a diverse array of different fruit characters.
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