English immigrant Charles King planted the Old Hill Vineyard on rich, volcanic soils in Pokolbin in 1880. The particular volcanic structure found on the Old Hill, formed over millions of years, can only be found in a small number of patches in the Hunter Valley. These sites create distinctive, earthy reds with the structure and fruit intensity to last decades.
Pokolbin, Lower Hunter Valley, NSW
Vines Per Hectare
Red and yellow Podzolic over medium clays
Vertical Shoot Positioning
February; entirely handpicked