Ogilvie’s View Vineyard
In the Upper Hunter, you’ll find one of Australia’s best-known chardonnay vineyards. Planted in the 1960s, it is the site responsible for many award-winning Hunter Valley wines. With the red brown earth, similar to what you’ll find in Pokolbin, it makes for a fantastic site for chardonnay, but also a special place to experiment with varietals such as vermentino.
Soil Type: Orange to rich red-brown earths, clay loam
Size of vineyard: 38ha
Elevation: 150 – 197m
Vine/ Row Orientation: the vines mostly run east to west
Varietals planted: Chardonnay, vermentino
Scarborough wines produced: Yellow Label Chardonnay, Keepers of the Flame Chardonnay, Offshoot Vermentino
Fun fact you may not know: this is the site of some of the Hunter Valley’s most iconic chardonnay. The site continues to evolve, with new varietals planted to give an exciting future.
Get Down and Dirty: All you need to know about Ogilvie’s View Vineyard
It’s thanks to the Ogilvie’s View vineyard in the Upper Hunter that we have been able to grow our Yellow Label Chardonnay, as well as begin to experiment with new varieties such as vermentino. The clones of the chardonnay grown here include Clones 95, 96 and heritage clones, which have helped evolve the flavour profile that we all know and love about our Yellow Label Chardonnay. The soils here are orange to rich red-brown earths, clay loam with gentle elevation – ideal soils to give us the flavours and style that are synonymous with our Yellow Label Chardonnay. The vineyard has a northerly aspect with rows running east to west – just as on our Gillards Road property.
The vines here are on a simple trellis in most blocks. This allows a slightly more sprawling canopy to provide greater sun protection through the summer months. It’s one of the last blocks we harvest each year, heralding the end of vintage.
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