Geelong wines are the expression of a cool climate, rich soils and a unique history. Low rainfall produces a rich concentration of flavour, aroma and colour. From the maritime breezes of the Bellarine and the Surf Coast, to the dark volcanic top soils of Moorabool and dry, rocky outcrops at Anakie, sub-regional nuances add complexity to the wine styles.
Climate – Cool with an extended ripening period and low rainfall averaging between 500mm-600mm per annum. Strong winds provide good airflow within the canopy, assisting in the natural control of vine disease.
Soils – Red-brown clay loams to Biscay black cracking clay, which forms a finely cracked surface crust
Harvest – Early March to end April
Wines – Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinot Noir