“Discover & nurture mature sites.”
Also, in South Gippsland, Lochonia Vineyard is planted to Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. It was the established Bass Valley vineyard that fell into disrepair after its original owner passed away. Position on the crest of a steep hill, it is on grey loam with clay and sandstone subsoil. Jeetho Vineyard is a parcel of 600 vines planted on a steep northerly aspect to Pinot Noir Dijon Clone 777, a dark, rich, velvety, Burgundian clone, that Mark plans to make into Sparkling Blanc de Noir over three years (2021). Rhyll Vineyard is on Phillip Island, the westerly edge of the region and quite close to the Mornington designation. It sits on basalt derived, clay loam over clay soils, 500 metres from the Bay and two kilometres from Bass Strait.
In East Gippsland, Wyanga Vineyard was planted in 1970 to Riesling and Gewürztraminer, close to the Victorian Alps and Lakes Entrance on gravelly loam soils over volcanic clay. Maffra Vineyard with the Victorian Alps to the north and Gippsland Lakes to the south east on yellow and brown sandy clay loam. Calulu Vineyard on the Gippsland Lakes and near the 400-million-year-old limestone Buchan Caves in East Gippsland is planted on red, silty clay loam over limestone subsoil.