Souter's Vineyard, overlooking pristine Happy Valley in north-east Victoria, provides the ideal conditions for producing classic cool-climate wines.
First established in the early 1980s, Souter’s is perhaps the oldest vineyard in the whole Alpine Valleys Region.
The current owners (Allan and Kay) have been here since 2003. It is a wonderful place to grow grapes, with classic alpine warm days, cool nights and rich, stony soil. The mature vines face North and West, catching the sun. Their roots penetrate deep into the soil nurturing vine canopy and grapes through hot summers.
This vineyard may be small, but it’s certainly very happy, given the name of its location. It’s planted to Gerwürtraminer, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The plantings are traditionally managed, the vines hand-pruned and the grapes hand-picked. Production is kept low, optimising fruit intensity.
Tastings available at the Alpine Wine Shop.
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- Tastings @ The Alpine Wine Shop