Estate

Against the picturesque backdrop of the Brokenback Range and neighbouring the Old Hill and Old Paddock vineyards, vines stretch across the landscape and produce a variety of grapes which make their way into wines in the Mount Pleasant range.

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.

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