- OUR MAGICAL TERROIR -
Our Vineyard was established in 1886. We work with varieties carefully selected by our ancestors for their suitability to the Rutherglen conditions. While we respect tradition, we are not bound by it. We continue to restructure, develop and innovate to reflect changing markets and new technologies.
The Rutherglen climate is ‘strongly Continental, with very hot summer days and cold nights’ and subject to spring frosts and autumn rain. Our vines extend their roots into deep red loam soil and are planted with a North/Southerly aspect. They benefit from a unique air pattern due to the vineyards elevated position above Lake Moodemere.
Varieties currently found in the Lake Moodemere vineyard include Durif, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cinsaut, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Biancone.
For six generations the Chambers Family have combined wine and lamb production. Sustainable farming practices such as allowing the sheep to graze in the vineyard through the winter, when the vines are dormant, keep weeds to a minimum and assist in beneficial fertilisation.