The Waltons Vineyard, located on classic Barossa Valley heartland soils, is an important recent purchase and development. Over 130 hectares have already been planted—mostly to shiraz, cabernet and mataro.
This is a contemporary vineyard, planned, planted and managed with extreme precision. The entire vineyard has been mapped and monitored to optimise vine performance and fruit quality.
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. Average rainfall is 508mm; 201mm during growing season.
Sandy loams and red-brown soils.
Vines are trained on high trellises for mechanical pruning and harvesting.