Whether you come to scale mountains or sample world-class wine, the Grampians wine region offers a fresh perspective.

 

 

Overview

The Grampians wine region, only 2 hours west of  Melbourne, is home to some of the world's oldest and rare vines. Known for dense, purple and peppery shiraz and sparkling wines, the Grampians has been a quality wine-producing region for more than 150 years.

The region has an impressive mix of large and boutique wineries surrounding the towns of Great Western, Ararat, Buangor, Moyston and Halls Gap. 

From famous sparkling wines to the region’s signature Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Riesling, our award-winning wines are nothing short of spectacular. 

 

Soil & Climate

The climate of the region is Mediterranean and the proximity to the Southern Ocean (between 100 -200 kilometres) provides a cooling influence during summer. 

Recognised as a cooler climate grape growing region, the growing season in summer is characterised by warm to hot days and cool to cold nights. 

Autumn is mild and reliably produces the most pleasant weather, perfect for ripening grape. 

The region is especially well suited to later ripening red varieties, such as Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

There are two principal soil types.  The first includes quite acidic grey and grey-brown loamy sands and clay loam soils; the second comprises a hard yellow soil with structured clay subsoils, which is also quite acidic and requires lime adjustment.  

None of these soils are especially fertile and unless the pH is significantly increased with the addition of lime and/or gypsum, vine vigour and crop levels will be restricted.

 

Key Statistics

Total Vineyard Area
518ha
Latitude
 37° 30'S
Altitude
142-1161m
Growing season rainfall 
258mm
Mean Temperature
 20.1c
 

 

Read more about the history of the region here