Vineyard

Our vineyard is located on Hillcrest Road,  Red Hill on the  Mornington Peninsula.

We have 3 acres undervine being roughly half I-clone Chardonnay and half MV6 Pinot Noir, with North facing rows, moderate spacing and deep red volcanic basalt soils.

Hillcrest Vineyard is leased from Paul and Louise Coronel, who planted the 3 acres in 1993. Given Paul’s engineering background the vineyard is not surprisingly meticulously set up. It is dry grown and managed for quality. As such we keep yields low, cropping at less than 2t to the acre.  Being a small vineyard means that we can really focus on the detail. We both spend a lot of time in the vineyard  and as they say “there is no substitute for footprints in the vineyard”.

oscar drummond shoot thinning at Hillcrest vineyard