Information

Date Established

1973

Vineyard Size

93 Hectares

Harvest Period

End of Febuary through to April

Grapes

Shiraz and Cabernet sauvignon

Wines

Grange, Bin 707, St Henri, Bin 389 and Bin 28

Koonunga Hill Vineyard

Named after a nearby landmark, the Koonunga Hill Vineyard was planted with shiraz and cabernet sauvignon in 1973 on the drier northern edge of the Barossa Valley.

The vineyard inspired the name of Penfolds Koonunga Hill, originally released as an entry point to the Penfolds portfolio of wines. This low-yielding vineyard, however, has become a consistent producer of Grange and Bin 707 quality fruit.

Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent and elevation modify temperatures. However, hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate, creating considerable vine stress.

The region is also known for its relatively low rainfall. Avg rainfall is 508mm; 201mm during growing season.

Red-brown earth over heavy clays

Vines are trained on trellises for mechanical pruning and harvesting.