‘Penola Community’

Vineyards

 

 

 

 

 

Varieties planted:   Approximately 90% of ‘Penola Community’ vineyard area is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon. The balance of the vineyards are planted to Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet franc, Petit Verdot Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

 

Soils: Penola Community’ vineyards are planted on a series of isolated elevated island outcrops of Terra Rossa soil that are lifted up out of the Limestone sub-base that underlies the region. These uplifted Terra Rossa ‘islands’ are spread throughout the Penola district.

 

Climate:  The Penola district is a ‘cool climate’ grape growing area with an average annual rainfall of around 650mm

 

The Penola wine district:   Penola Community’ vineyards are planted throughout the district over an area of approximately 45km (North—South) x 12km (East—West). (See Map below)

 

Area of ‘Penola Community’ vineyards:     290 Hectares

 

Annual average grapes produced by ‘Penola Community’ vineyards (Estimate):         2000-2500 Tonnes.