DIRT 3- HOLGATES ROAD VINEYARD

This is our Estate vineyard that we lease and manage. The soils here are sandy loam over clay, which hold a lot less moisture than the red soil of Dirt 1 & 2, therefore vigour is reduced and bunch and berry size is usually smaller. The vineyard is the closest to the ocean of all 3 and as a result, the cooling winds see it ripen later. It was planted in 1998.

 

Clones- MV6, D5V12 & D2V5

Elevation- 70m

Aspect- North West

Dirt- Sandy clay loam, free draining, less fertile