Vineyards

OUR HISTORY

Angullong Vineyard is one of the largest vineyards in the area with a total area of 220 hectares (550 acres) under vines and is located at Panuara, about 35km south of Orange and 350km west of Sydney.

The vineyards, planted in 1998 through to 2000, straddle the Orange Region (GI) boundary within an elevation of 620 metres to 580 metres above sea level.

Vineyard Management

A careful hands-on approach to vineyard management ensures continuous production of quality fruit and wines. All of our vines are hand pruned to ensure a correct crop load and vine balance.

Vine canopy is manipulated during the growing season to ensure fruit is exposed to the appropriate amount of sunlight and ensure adequate airflow to minimize the incidence of disease.

During the growing season the vines are assessed for crop yield; the fruit is strategically thinned if required to ensure the optimal ratio of fruit to leaf area is achieved, resulting in the best quality fruit possible.

The season finishes in late summer with harvest. Harvest usually starts in early February with Chardonnay for our sparkling wine, closely followed by Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. It  finishes in late April with Cabernet Sauvignon.

As fifth generation farmers operating as a family company we recognise the importance of sustainable agricultural practices. Our business and family are committed to ensuring the long term health and improvement of the land we work and the environment in which we live for the benefit of generations to come.

Grape Varieties

The vineyard is planted 18 different varieties. These include;

Barbera
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Malbec
Marsanne
Merlot
Montepulciano
Pinot Gris
Riesling
Sagrantino
Sangiovese
Sauvignon Blanc
Shiraz
Tempranillo
Verdelho
Vermentino
Viognier