Vineyards

Glenkara Estate

In 1997 Ian and Wal Henning (Founder of Taltarni and Warrenmang) engaged the assistance of the Stanford Goup to develop Glenkara Estate, a 300 hectare vineyard in the Pyrenees region.

In 1997 Ian and Wal Henning (Founder of Taltarni and Warrenmang) engaged the assistance of the Stanford Goup to develop Glenkara Estate, a 300 hectare vineyard in the Pyrenees region.

Glenkara Estate is situated at the foothills of the Pyrenees Ranges in Victoria. The nearest town in the area is the hamlet of Landsborough. With an average elevation of 340 metres above sea level, this region is renowned for producing some of Australia's iconic wines. Glenkara Estate was planted in the years 1997 to 2000. The predominant grape varities grown are shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. We also have some barbera, dolcetto and sangiovese. The size of the property is some 700 hectares of which 200 hectares have been been planted of vines. Glenkara is surrounded by state forest and 200 hectares have been retained as native vegetation zones. With an average annual rainfall of 550 mm irrigation is required from December to February.

However, we are fortunate that the soil structure is shale rock over deep red clays. The red clays provide sufficient water retention to enable the vines to drain on moisture during the drier months. The warm days from January untill April enables the grapes to ripen over the period. While the elevation of the vineyard allows for cool nights which enables a longer ripening period. Hence the Pyrenees is considered to be a cool climate grape growing region. The longer ripening period is the main factor which attributes to the wines having superb colour and structure

 

                                                                   

Mt Eliza Estate

Situated on the eastern corner of Nepean Highway and Sunnyside Road, Mt Eliza. Making it one of the first vineyards along the Nepean Highway and within an hour of Melbourne. Mt Eliza Estate was established in 1997 and is planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.

The property is north facing which greatly assists with the fruit ripening. The property overlooks Port Phillip Bay which ensures that the grapes are never exposed to prolonged periods of excessive heat as the maritime winds accross Port Phillip will generally bring a cool night. The soil types on the property vary from deep clays to sandy laom on red gravel.

The Mornington Peninsula is blessed with a relatively high rainfall over later autumn to early summer. Making irrigation required only for a short period of time over the grape growing periods, if at all. Our philosophy is to provide the least possible irrigation which results in grapes that produce greater fruit intensity and body.

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