The Mound vineyard is named after a geographical mound which is adjacent to the vineyard and offers spectacular views down to the river bed and across to the stunning Teviotdale Hills to the north east. In 2010 the grapes from this block were used in the inaugural ‘Riesling Challenge’ winemaking competition involving one harvest and 12 winemaker’s interpretation of this noble grape. We live in hope that we will repeat this adventure in the future. In the meantime, grapes from this vineyard are used to make our Single Vineyard Riesling.
Planted: 2004 | Soils: Free draining gravelly loams over alluvial subsoil | Variety: 61ha Riesling, 14ha Sauvignon Blanc, 5ha Pinot Noir, 1ha Gewuztraminer | Vineyard Size: 81 hectares planted | Elevation: 80m | Average Rainfall: 600ml
The gravelly soils of this vineyard enhance the rich and spicy tropical characters of our aromatic wines. This vineyard boasts some of the oldest Pinot Gris vines in the region; with the original planting still on its own roots. The grapes from the Home Block are hand harvested and go into our Mud House Single Vineyard Pinot Gris. The Home Block was site of the original farmer’s house and has retained its name since converting to vines over 20 years ago.
Planted: 1997 | Soils: Free draining gravelly loams over alluvial subsoil. | Variety: 50% Pinot Gris 15% Sauvignon Blanc 15% Chardonnay 10% Pinot Noir | Vineyard Size: Planted area is 48 hectares | Elevation: 80m | Average Rainfall: 600mmml