Sunbury is one of Victoria’s oldest wine regions producing wine since 1860. Sunbury is located close to Melbourne and the terrain includes deep valleys, steep hills and remnant indigenous grasslands at the eastern edge of the world’s greatest volcanic plain.
Climate – The climate is influenced by the cooling winds that blow over the plain. The nearby Macedon Ranges to the north and the sea to the south also exercise their respective cooling influences.
Soils – The soils are typically dark and are not particularly fertile (except on old alluvial river terraces). Their depth and structure varies significantly from lower level plains to hillsides.
Harvest – Late March to early May.
Wines – Chardonnay, Shiraz