The Upper Goulburn maintains a commitment to quality wine production with a low environmental footprint. Rich in natural beauty of lakes and river systems this region is recognised as the major gateway to Victoria’s high country. Wine production dates back to the Ritchie family deciding to plant wine grapes at their Delatite property in 1968. Yields are low, and the cool climate produces generally fine wines with elevation being a key factor in determining style.
Climate – The cool evenings of the high country, combined with its location on the northern side of the Great Dividing Range and significantly higher sunlight hours gives this region a natural advantage.
Soils – Soils range from granitic and granodiorite, to sandstone, siltstone, claystone, limestone and dolomite.
Harvest – Mid – March to late May.
Wines – Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Wine, Pinot Gris, Marsanne, Rousanne, Viognier, Pinot Meunier.