State: New South Wales
Latitude: 35 ° 0 S
Rain in growing season: 360 mm
Mid January temperature: 20.2 ° C
Harvest time: Mid March to late April
Wine varieties white: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc & Riesling
Wine varieties red: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
The region is part of the Southern Tablelands, approximately 150 kilometers inland from the Pacific. The region receives moderate, but variable rainfall and vineyards require additional irrigation in most vintages. Typical vineyard heights range between 500 and 900 meters (1,600 and 3,000 feet), and the inland location results in a relatively high continentality, possibly explaining the affinity for the leading varieties like Shiraz and Riesling.
Soil & Topography
The soils mainly fit into the hard red group, with brown clay loam from soils that are usually shallow. The surface is not very water-retaining, so irrigation is important.