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.