A unique harmony

An area of rugged beauty featuring ancient sandstone escarpments located in the Eastern boundary of the Eden Valley. There are sparsely planted vineyards and lower rainfall in this unique part of the Eden Valley

Vineyards are planted in small pockets on very low fertility, sandy soils derived from ancient sandstone and quartz. Shiraz from this area is renowned for having the capability to produce incredibly intense eucalypt, sage and fennel aromas that somehow marry with powerful forest fruit  flavours on the palate.

The St Hallett Dawkins Vineyard Shiraz exhibits this interesting harmony.

 

Key varietals

  • Shiraz
  • Riesling

Soil

  • Pale grey sandy loams over sandstone and quartz

Statistics

  • Elevation: 380m-440m
  • Rainfall: 690mm
  • Average Shiraz Harvest Date: First week of April