The Estate Vineyard consists of a group of blocks that include the MV6 clone plantings on the Mothervine Old Vine Pinot Noir block, which was first planted in 1921 and is one of the oldest plantings of Pinot Noir in Australia.  The vineyard also includes Mountain A Old Vine Shiraz and a mixture of varieties that vary in age, stretching from recent years to the vineyard’s early origins.

 

Vineyard Characteristics

Location:

Pokolbin, Lower Hunter Valley, NSW

Elevation:

110-165m

Size:

29.5ha

Varieties:

  • Shiraz (18.1ha)
  • Chardonnay (1.7ha)
  • Pinot (1.8ha)
  • Verdelho (1.3ha)
  • Merlot (5.1ha)
  • Tyrian (1.5ha)

Vine Orientation:

Varying depending on contour of land, mainly North-South

Vines Per Hectare:

1961

Row Spacing:

3.3m

Vine Spacing:

1.5m

Soil Type:

Red Podzolic over medium clay and sandstone

Trellising:

Sprawl canopy with fixed foliage wires

Irrigation:

Drip irrigation

Harvest:

January-February