Summerhill Vineyard, Yarra Valley, Victoria

 

Location - 75 minutes (around 71km) east of Melbourne & 5 minutes south of the township of Yarra Junctio

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Elevation - 140m above sea level

Soil type - Grey clay loam over heavy clay

Aspect & planting direction - Planted north-south on a northern facing slope.

Vine age - Sauvignon blanc planted in 1995

Management - Conventionally managed with a view to sustainability

Notes - Summerhill vineyard would have to be one of the valley’s darker horses. Grey soils, that make for a powerful but less fruit driven style of sauvignon blanc, good vine age & a prized location in the cooler, higher surrounds of the upper Yarra all add up to produce a profound & delicious wine.