Vineyard by Steph 2016

Mount Horrocks Alexander Vineyard Watervale Clare Valley

Each of the six wines from Mount Horrocks originates from a single vineyard.

Strikingly beautiful and isolated, the Alexander Vineyard is located at the extreme North-eastern corner of the Watervale sub-region of the Clare Valley and where all but one of the wines originates.

Riesling, shiraz, semillon, nero d’avola and (since 2016) cabernet sauvignon are grown here at a cool 475 metre altitude. Vines cover 16 acres (6.3ha) of this 80 acre (32ha) property; the three sections of vineyard  separated by rocky outcrops and ridges.

The Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Vineyard is located at Auburn, close to the Mount Horrocks Cellar Door (formerly the Auburn Railway Station) and is planted to riesling. At an elevation of 340 metres it is a warmer site and ideal for producing this richer, more concentrated wine.

From first planting, the vines have been specially trained. Each year the fruiting canes are cut late in the season and the fruit allowed to partially dry, concentrating the berry flavour.

All Mount Horrocks vineyards are  A-grade certified organic by ACO (Australian Certified Organic).