Our King Valley Vineyard is situated in Oxley on the banks of the King River, in the lower plains pf the King Valley.Our 14 acres (6ha) of vineyard is predominately planted on sandy loam soils, over a clay base. The loam has good water holding capacity and the clay base forms a barrier for the vine roots from getting down into the water table. Vines that grow with unlimited water dont tend to grow premium quality.
Being so close to the river, it's a bonus, the cooling breeze that arrives along the river at night allows the vines to have a rest, take up some moisture in preparation for the next hot day. This is especially helpful during the summer grape ripening period and provides a great mesoclimate to produce some fine wine grapes. Our vines are grown on different trellis methods that allow the vine to grow and provide a suitable canopy to produce quality wine grapes in the varying environmental conditions, wet weather, hot weather events and the like. Vine varieties each have their own personality so each have to be tailored to suit.
Oxley has a large selection of grape varieties; that allow us to produce many different wines and various styles-some well known and a few other rare birds to keep all interested. Varieties you will find are: Riesling, Chenin Blanc,Chardonnay, Muscat petit grains ( brown muscat), Gamay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Lagrein, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Durif, Petit Verdot, Cab Franc & Malbec round the lot out!