Hermitage Road Vineyard
We have had this beautiful vineyard in our care for more than 10 years. It has a spectacular vista and allows us to produce chardonnay from a range of different clones and experiment with some new varietals. Picture-perfect, it's also the original site of our biodiversity plots that we planted with the assistance of Hunter Valley Landcare Group in 2022. This is where we regularly see our sustainable practices come to life, and with the winery on-site, it’s the hub of our winemaking, too.
Soil Type: Diverse soils across the site – predominantly clay loam soils with sandy and pebble components as you move close to the small creek at the base of the property
Size of vineyard: 35ha
Elevation: 75m – 102m
Vine/ Row Orientation: the vines mostly run east to west
Varietals Planted: Chardonnay, tempranillo, pinot noir, verdelho, semillon including some multi root stock chardonnay
Scarborough Wines Produced: Offshoot Verdelho, Offshoot Chardonnay, Offshoot Tempranillo Rosé, Vintage Blend Pinot Noir, Offshoot Red Blend
Fun fact you may not know: This site is also the home of our winery, which Scarbie had designed for another winery with a vision of how the winery should be laid out and operating. It then became vacant and Scarborough Wine Co moved here in 2009, it was just like coming home and we’ve made our wine here ever since.
Get Down and Dirty: All you need to know about Hermitage Road Vineyard
We became proud owners of our Hermitage Road property in 2007 after we bought it from the McGuigan family. The site became a permanent home for our winemaking facilities, administration and warehousing, all of which are still here 15 years later.
This property is a diverse site with the vineyards wrapping around the winery. There are elevated hillside plantings of pinot noir, tempranillo, verdelho and chardonnay. Further down on the flats, there is more chardonnay and semillon planted. The soils across the property are as diverse as the plantings here, but they are predominately clay loam soils with sandy and pebble components as you move closer to the small creek at the base of the property.
An ideal site for experimentation, we have had the opportunity to embrace some different clones and rootstock combinations of chardonnay and shiraz here to help us build our knowledge for further plantings in the future.
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