The roots of the Clare Valley’s winemaking history have been growing for more than 150 years, making it one of Australia’s oldest wine-producing regions. The unique combination of geography, geology and climate results in terroir that is perfect for producing world-class wine.
With five separate sub-regions – including Auburn, the Clare Valley is an expanse of sweeping gullies and rolling hills. During the grapes’ growing season, the days are warm and the nights are cool. It's this diurnal temperature range – from as much as 40 degrees C in the day, to only 5 degrees C at night, along with the character-forming ‘terra rossa’ soil which makes the Clare Valley equally favourable for producing superb Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz and has also seen the region’s Riesling acclaimed as some of the best in the world.
The vineyard rests in the sub-region of Auburn, stretching through to the Watervale border. And with a vantage point some 350 metres above sea level, the area enjoys a ‘Mediterranean’ climate. This is characterised by a large diurnal temperature range with warm days, where the vines can bask in the sunlight; and cold nights, which allow them to rest and recuperate – essential for retaining their intensity of flavour.