The Vineyard

Great wine is a reflection of the soil and speaks of the nuances unique to its site. At All Saints Estate, the deep sandy-loam soils were carved from the granite of the mountains and then ground, mixed and shaped by the majestic river Murray River that runs alongside All Saints Estate and sister property St Leonards Vineyard.

Antique vines planted more than 85 years ago reach deep down for essential minerals and nutrients, drawing out the very essence of its location and concentrating it in each year’s grape harvest.

Our pride and joy are the oldest vineyard blocks; the Midflat Shiraz and Old Muscat, both planted just after the First World War. These old-vines are living testament to our traditional values and techniques that we employ. Weather-beaten and twisted, they have survived the worst of any storms and defied the odds over the years to produce rich, complex fruit of consistently high quality and character.

Some of the oldest 'antique' vines in the region are found at All Saints Estate:

1920 - Shiraz

1930 - Muscat

1950 - Cabernet Sauvignon

1958 - Marsanne

With careful nurturing we bring the best from our vineyards, tending the vines that grow the fruit for our Estate and Family Cellar wines. With every season comes a round of tasks, ranging from pruning, through to shoot positioning and trellis work, culminating the yearly hurly-burly of vintage.

In May 2016 the family invested in a new property, Carters Vineyard on Distillery Road in Wahgunyah. This vineyard was an investment borne out of assured security over fruit supply in more buoyant times. The vineyard is high quality and is gently sloping eastward which helps with frost resistance.