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 and contract services 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 it's outanding viticultural qualities. North easterly aspects combined with uniform soil types and high quality water compelled Nepenthe to aquire this site in 1998. Altitude 410-470m but with lower rainfall than Lenswood.
Varieties Planted include:
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Gris
- Pinot Noir
Largest planting is Sauvignon Blanc which occupies over 50% of the area.
Row spacing: 2.4m
Canopy: Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP) and cane pruned Sauvignon Blanc.