Our vineyards are nestled in the rolling
hills surrounding McLaren Vale.
ABOUT US &
While living in Queensland, we purchased a 9 acre Shiraz vineyard at the Northern entrance to McLaren Vale, known as “Boots Hill”. The vineyard, of Clone 1654 Shiraz, was planted in 2000 and on some of the least common 650 million year old Reynella Siltstone soils of the district.
We sold the vineyard in 2010 to purchase our current one in the Tatachilla region to the south-west of the Vale. There we have 18 acres of Shiraz planted in 1996 and 4.5 acres of Grenache, planted in 2000.
Our GPS coordinates are -35.239170, 138.514938 which can be entered straight into Google Maps.
There are 2 - 3 distinct soil types in our 41 acre property and the 5 vineyard blocks show very different flavours and characters.
The top two Shiraz vineyards are in Ngaltinga Formation while the bottom two are Pirramimma Sandstone – all ranging from 10,000 to 2.6 million years old.
The region's climate is temperate with our vineyards located only 5kms from the coast. We receive between 450 - 520mm rainfall per year.
The McLaren Vale wine growing region has a network of reclaimed water supply for vineyard irrigation with approx. 140 growers and 2000 hectares being irrigated with this environmentally sustainable method.
Wistmosa Wines is also a proud member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (SAW) and undertakes an annual detailed self assessment of our vineyard looking at a number of things including our water and power use, our waste management, our biodiversity and our economic sustainability.