Winburndale is covered in the remnants of old gold mines. And there is a great affinity between gold and quality wine. It has to do with ancient alluvial soils in shallow layers on the hillsides. These soils are less fertile and the vines are thus less vigorous.
Winburndale Wines Vineyard Warm days and cool nights in summer and autumn produce a long ripening period. This leads to true physiological ripening and the development of natural acidity. The very cold winter means true dormancy.
This combination of factors creates a special site, uniquely suited to the production of beautifully flavoured grapes and the production of outstanding wines. There are three vineyards here, each with its own site characteristics.
Rows run north/south for optimal sun exposure, and are around 200 metres long. The vineyards were chosen for aspect and temperatures variation, and varietal and clone selection were matched to these characteristics. ...read more
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