Wines we produce in this vineyard
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
About the vineyard
Highbow Hill Vineyard is 40 hectares of established vines planted on rolling hills just north of Yarra Glen village in the Yarra Valley. The vineyard takes its name from Highbow Hill, the dominant feature on the eastern boundary of the property.
The soils are sandy loam over clay and gravel over mudstone and there is an abundance of native flora and fauna, including wombats and kangaroos. The varietals planted on VSP trellis are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Marsanne; new plantings of Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet were added in 2015 and 2016.
As you enter the property over the brow of a hill looking north, a long driveway takes you through the vines to a central dam and provides panoramic views looking over the Yarra Valley. Like Capella Vineyard, Highbow Hill is in Melbourne’s “green wedge” zone and is protected by local and state laws as an area of outstanding natural beauty with important environmental value.
Facts about the vineyard
- Varieties and clones: Cabernet Sauvignon - G9v3, ENTAV 412
Chardonnay - P58, I10v1, ENTAV 548, Bernard 95
Marsanne - SMVP
Merlot - Q45-14, ENTAV 181, ENTAV 343
Pinot Noir - MV6, Abel, D4v2, ENTAV 667, Bernard 777
- Vine age: 1997/98 (33ha), 2015 (4.5ha), 2016 (2.2ha)
- Trellis: Vertical shoot position
- Vine density (ha): 2424 - 2666
- Soils: Sandy loam over clay & gravel over mudstone
- Address: 70 Smedley Lane, Yarra Glen VIC 3775 (by appointment only)