Nepenthe

 

Our Vineyards

The vineyards of Nepenthe and our growers have been carefully chosen to deliver the highest quality fruit for our award winning wines.

Balhannah

The 25 hectare Balhannah vineyard, is located on rolling hills mid-way between Balhannah and the historic town of Hanhdorf.

It is here that the Nepenthe cellar door facility is located, offering a warm and cosy welcome in winter and a wonderful summer entertainment facility with spectacular views of the Mount Lofty ranges.

This is a warmer site due to aspect and altitude (360-430m). Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are the largest planting, each occupying 33% each. Chardonnay and Pinot Gris each occupy 17% of the vineyard.

Planted varieties

- Sauvignon Blanc
- Chardonnay
- Pinot Noir
- Pinot Gris

Row spacing

2.8 metres

Canopy

Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP) with sauvignon Blanc cane pruned.


Charleston

Situated in broad sweeping hills on 43 hectares dotted with huge eucalypts.

Offering a north easterly aspect with sweeping views of the Mount Lofty escarpment, the Charleston Vineyard is home to Nepenthe Viticulure's base in the Adelaide Hills. Nepenthe Viticulture provides the management of company vineyards, as well as management to numerous vineyards in the region.

This management of vineyards (both company owned as well as our growers) ensures that only the highest quality fruit is delivered into our Winemakers hands.
The Charleston vineyard site was specifically chosen because of its outstanding viticultural qualities. North easterly aspects combined with uniform soil types and high quality water compelled Nepenthe to acquire this site in 1998. Altitude 410-470m but with lower rainfall than Lenswood.

Largest planting is Sauvignon Blanc which occupies over 50% of the area.

Planted varieties

- Sauvignon Blanc
- Semillon
- Tempranillo
- Prosecco
- Pinot Gris
- Shiraz
- Pinot Noir

Row spacing

2.8 metres

Canopy

Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP) and cane pruned Sauvignon Blanc.


Hahndorf

The 38 hectare Hahndorf Vineyard is the latest acquisition for Nepenthe, aquired in May 2005.

Located just outside the historic Hahndorf township, the fruit from this vineyard has been sought after by Adelaide hills winemakers year after year, and now contributes to the Nepenthe range.

Whilst the vineyard is close to Balhannah it is slightly higher in altitude and of a more westerly aspect. Altitude 390-470m.

Sauvignon Blanc planted on lower sections of vineyard on heavier soils while Shiraz is on higher sections of lighter well drained soils.

Planted varieties

- Sauvignon Blanc
- Shiraz
- Gruner Veltliner
- Pinot Gris
- Viognier
- Arnies

Row spacing

2.4 metres

Canopy

Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP) Cane pruned Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier


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