Metcalfe Valley Vineyard
The Metcalfe Valley vineyard is located at 37° 07′ S 144° 35′ E, with elevations between 430m and 460m. It is approximately 15 minutes drive north of Kyneton, in Central Victoria, and approximately 105 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. Our elevation results in true cool-climate conditions for grape growing: our Syrah vintage typically occurs in mid- to late-April.
We are sited at the point on the Malmsbury-Metcalfe Road where the Malmsbury plain breaks and descends in a series of spurs into the village of Metcalfe, giving significant elevation and aspect variation even within each of our vineyard blocks.
Metcalfe Valley is 100% hand cane-pruned. The vineyard is naturally low-vigour, but yields are further managed to a maximum of 1 tonne per acre. Trellising is VSP. No herbicides or pesticides are used. Traditional copper and sulphur are used to the minimum extent required to protect the vines against downy and powdery mildew.