MAGILL ESTATE VINEYARD

CLIMATE Warm and dry.
LOCATION Magill – Adelaide, metropolitan area, 8 kilometres (4 miles) east of CBD - South Australia.
SOILS Rich chocolatey red-brown soils over limestone.
RAINFALL Average rainfall is 502 mm (20 in). About 220 mm (9 in) falls during the growing season.
IRRIGATION All dry-grown.
VITICULTURE Original Shiraz vines were planted in 1951, with most recent plantings in 1985. This vineyard is hand-pruned and hand-harvested.
GRAPE VARIETIES Shiraz only.
FRUIT PROFILE This vineyard contributes fruit for Magill Estate Shiraz and Grange.

Penfolds Magill Estate Vineyard was originally established in 1844 by Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold. It is a remnant of the original Grange Vineyards, regarded as one of the choicest sites in early colonial South Australia. The area is 5.24 hectares (12 acres). It features gentle, west-facing slopes ranging between 130–180m (430–600 feet), situated at the base of the Adelaide Hills.
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