Mount View, Hunter Valley NSW

This striking, un-irrigated vineyard in Mount View is renowned for producing some of the Hunter Valley’s finest Semillon. The steep slopes and well drained clay-loam soils are well suited to this unique grape variety.

The Hunter Valley boasts one of the most unique climates of any premium Australian grape growing region. High summer temperatures, humidity, and rainfall make the area unsuitable for many late ripening grape varieties, but are critical elements in the success of the Hunter’s most important variety, Semillon.

Flavour and sugar is accumulated early in the season, allowing us to pick our Semillon before much of the rain arrives from the North. This early harvesting also ensures the grapes have a high natural acidity; the most important attribute in the ageing potential of this unique wine style.

Hunter Valley Vineyard

Gundaroo, Canberra

The Gundog Estate vineyard is located close to the historic village of Gundaroo, just to the north of Canberra. The irrigated vines thrive on loamy clay pre-Cambrian era soils, amongst the oldest on the planet. Combined with a classic continental climate of low rainfall, freezing winters and a wide temperature range during the growing months, the vineyard’s terroir is truly unique and expressive.

In 1998 Canberra District officially became one of 56 G.I.s, Geographic Indicators, which define the most significant wine growing regions, and zones, within the Australian continent.

Anyone who has experienced Canberra winters would not argue against the further definition of “cool climate wine region” to best identify the style of wines that the 40 or so wineries within the region so successfully produce.

Gundaroo, Canberra Vineyard